#83 Deploying a Secure Asus Router

We did it! Or I should say Dorothy did it. She deployed her Asus Router on her home network. The deployment was flawless. We talk about the process and some of her fears. We also talk about how the OWASP Top 10 can be used in this situation.

The OWASP Top 10 is a list of vulnerabilities or weaknesses. In this case we want to think about the vulnerabilities in the Asus Router. Once they’ve been identified, we want to take them out or make them more secure. Which we did.

This was a big step in the right direction. We still have a long way to go before Dorothy’s network is secure.


  1. Updated the firmware

  2. Changed the default password to log onto the router

  3. Setup a strong password for Wi-Fi. Both 2.4 and 5 GHz

  4. Changed the web interface access from http to https

  5. Disabled UPnP or Universal Pug and Play

  6. Changed the default network to something else

Damien Hull