We highlight current cyber security threats in New Zealand, and provide guidance on what to do if they affect you.

11:00am, 18 April 2018

TLP Rating: Clear

Misuse of Cisco devices

CERT NZ is aware of an active issue targeting Cisco devices, such as routers, that have specific configurations enabled. The configuration, Smart Install, is not commonly used for routers in homes and is more commonly found in businesses where switches are used.

What's happening

Systems affected

If you are a business, check if your router is a Cisco product. As far as we know, other brands are not affected.

What to do


It is not common for your home router to use the Smart Install configuration. If you are a business, you can check your Cisco router configurations or contact your IT support. They can read our technical advice. 

More information

If you require more information, read our technical advice.