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Only Asus or all wrt firmware??
Only Asus and Merlin it seems, so far.

  • RT-AC68U, AC68R, AC68W, AC68P firmware under 3.0.0.4.386.xxxx

My AC68U is on fw 9.0.0.4.386_41994-g769f84f.... version 3 seems a bit old to be even mentioned o_O
Most likely a typo from Asus side somewhere. The important part is the 4.386 bit.
This still doesn't protect you from the worm though, as so far, as pointed out, there's no new firmware that is supposed to do that.
 
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  • RT-AC68U, AC68R, AC68W, AC68P firmware under 3.0.0.4.386.xxxx

My AC68U is on fw 9.0.0.4.386_41994-g769f84f.... version 3 seems a bit old to be even mentioned o_O

Only Asus and Merlin it seems, so far.


Most likely a typo from Asus side somewhere. The important part is the 4.386 bit.
This still doesn't protect you from the worm though, as so far, as pointed out, there's no new firmware that is supposed to do that.

It's not a typo, Bruno_O is on beta firmware. Asus set the version number for their beta firmware as v9 and label their stable firmware v3. The actual important number is the revision number which comes after the 4.386_ bit. In Bruno_O's case, they are on revision 41994 whereas the latest firmware per Makaveli's post is revision 46065.
 
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Thank you @TheLostSwede for posting this news. Hopefully Asus will provide more information after they complete their investigation. I have friends using some of these routers, so I will notify them accordingly.
 
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What about models they don't provide updates for? I have friends and family with RT-N66U that hasn't been updated since 2020. I know third-party firmware exists, but I can't travel around the country to do this for them.
 
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Since I use the Merlin firmware, I just noticed on the 25th that a 386.5_2 firmware was released. Nothing about information on Cyclops Blink Worm in the release notes probably because based on the information provided here and on snb, those running 3.0.0.4.386.xxxx should be in the clear. Is that correct?
 
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Since I use the Merlin firmware, I just noticed on the 25th that a 386.5_2 firmware was released. Nothing about information on Cyclops Blink Worm in the release notes probably because based on the information provided here and on snb, those running 3.0.0.4.386.xxxx should be in the clear. Is that correct?

That is correct I updated to 386.5_2 yesterday.
 
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