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IDG Contributor Network: A positive step for insecure home routers

24
Feb
2016
IDG Contributor Network: A positive step for insecure home routers

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It is gratifying to see one’s passion result in a positive change that could benefit many people. Today the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release saying ASUS Settles FTC Charges That Insecure Home Routers and “Cloud” Services Put Consumers’ Privacy At Risk.

In the settlement, ASUS agreed to some terms, including one that I have suggested many times: a way for consumers to receive automated notifications by email or text message when new updates are available that improve the security of the devices.

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