Check your router now - it could be a huge Linux security risk

    Date 08 Jul 2020
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    Did you know that your router could be the biggest security hole in your network?

     

    Many of the most popular home routers available to buy today feature a worrying number of security flaws and vulnerabilities, new research has found.

    A report from Fraunhofer Institute for Communication (FKIE) discovered that the firmware present in a large number of leading routers was susceptible to hugely damaging security issues.

    Many routers were found to never have received a single security firmware update in their lifetime, despite the risk that this could pose to users at home and at work, and were vulnerable to hundreds of well-known security issues.

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