In a recent article published by IT Briefcase—zvelo Security Analyst, Louis Creager, outlined and describes one of the most prominent trends threatening router networks around the world.
An Excerpt From the ITBriefcase Article
Ubiquitous as they are in our households, relatively few consumers are conscious of the firmware running on their home router – let alone the urgency of keeping that firmware up-to-date. A study by Ubuntu, an open source OS, has found that only 31% of consumers execute firmware updates on their routers when they become available, and that four in ten never update firmware on their devices at all.
Unfortunately, what these consumers don’t know can indeed hurt them (and others). Router exploits left open by unpatched firmware don’t just put the router itself at risk; rather, a hacked router can easily be used to target and infect any other hosts on that user’s home network from laptop and desktop computers to mobile and IoT devices… [Continue Reading]
Read the full article at on IT Briefcase at http://www.itbriefcase.net/is-your-router-leaving-your-internet-connected-devices-vulnerable-to-hackers