ThreatList: 83% of Routers Contain Vulnerable Code

October 5, 2018

A staggering 83 percent of home and office routers have vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers. Of those vulnerable, over a quarter harbor high-risk and critical vulnerabilities, according to a report released this week by American Consumer Institute on router safety (PDF).

The study examined 186 WiFi routers from 13 different manufacturers, including market-share leaders Linksys, Belkin, NETGEAR and D-Link. “Failing to address known security flaws leaves consumer devices vulnerable to having their data compromised, leading to malicious activity, identity theft, fraud and espionage,” according the report.

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