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The Hacker Battle for Home Routers

July 27, 2020

Three botnet families are battling it out, seeking vulnerable home routers to take over and use as proxies, researchers at the security firm Trend Micro say.

Residential routers are a prime target for cybercriminals. Most households have one, and due to the legacy of poor IoT security practices, many can be taken over easily either through exploiting security vulnerabilities or using default credentials that have never been changed.

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