Yesterday afternoon while I was online my BEFSX41 Broadband Firewall Router was hacked, here is what was changed.
Remote download of firmware: enabled Remote administration: enabled Firewall Protection: Disabled Block Anonymous Internet Requests: Disabled Filter Multicast: Enabled Filter Internet NAT Redirection: neither enabled or disabled Filter IDENT(Port 113): Disabled
There may have been other changes as well.
I have a complex password not the default. Don't know how they got in.
I experienced problems connecting with websites. Disconnecting the power seemed to give me an 1/2 hour break then problems started again.
I discovered the router changes today. I first tried to correct the changes resulting in a inability to connect to the web at all. I put the changes back in and went to Linksys website where I downloaded firmware version 1.52.10 I was at 1.52.9 before. I downloaded the firmware and reset to defaults. When I get home from work I'll check to see if the router is OK.
I don't have confidence that 1.52.10 will fix the problem since the changes over 1.52.9 don't appear to be security related.
Looks like there is a problem which needs immediate attention and new firmware.