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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Security Vulnerabilities Of New Routers

Your Router May Be Vulnerable to Hackers

New analysis shows many routers are shipping with security vulnerabilities

Victor Luckerson | January 19, 2016

The wireless routers people use to connect to the Internet in their homes are becoming an increasingly popular target for hackers.
An analysis of 20 high-selling routers by the Wall Street Journal found that half of the devices had documented security weaknesses. Ten of the devices also didn’t prompt users to check for software updates during the initial installation process, though in some cases they did have updates available online.

Security vulnerabilities found in 80% of best-selling SOHO [Small Office, Home Office] wireless routers. Source:

<more at; related links: (Rarely Patched Software Bugs in Home Routers Cripple Security. Wi-Fi devices, vulnerable to hackers, show difficulty of updating software after release. January 18, 2016) and (Your Home Router Was Probably Out-Of-Date And Insecure Before You Even Plugged It In. January 19, 2016)>

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