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Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws

09
Jul
2020
Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws

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A recent study of more than 100 consumer-grade routers from seven, mostly large vendors has found that nearly all tested routers are affected by scores of unpatched and often severe security flaws that leave the devices – and their users – at risk of cyberattacks.

“[T]here is not a single device without known critical vulnerabilities,” says the damning study, called Home Router Security Report 2020. It was conducted by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE) and looked at 127 router models from ASUS, AVM, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link and Zyxel.

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