Your Next Big Security Headache: Your Wireless Router

    Date18 Apr 2013
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    You've installed antivirus software on your computers, configured your operating system to update its security automatically and password-protected your Wi-Fi. So your home network is safe against hackers, right? Guess again. And then take a long look at your wireless router.

    For years, manufacturers of home routers have all but ignored security issues, at least when it comes to making sure that consumers update their firmware to close exploitable vulnerabilities. Let's put it this way: Have you ever updated the firmware on your router? If not, odds are good that it's got one or more security holes through which a properly motivated hacker could slip.

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