Researchers at the University of Indiana and Symantec Corp. are warning that about half of internet users with a home router are vulnerable to having the hardware hijacked.

The researchers found that home router users are susceptible to attackers who could change settings on the devices to divert traffic without the owner’s knowledge. For example, a person could enter the correct address of their bank’s website into their web browser but they would be taken to a fake site designed to steal their banking information.

The attack appears to work on all major consumer versions of routers, such as those made by Linksys, Belkin, Netgear and D-Link, but a person would have to visit a specially crafted web page for it to work.

Via: CBC News?