Popular WiFi Routers Open to Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

A number of popular models of WiFi routers contain software defects and other vulnerabilities that make them susceptible to cybersecurity breaches.

Those are the findings of a recent study by researchers at the IoT Inspector platform and German IT magazine CHIP, who found a total of 226 potential WiFi security vulnerabilities in routers manufactured by nine companies, including Asus, D-Link, Netgear, and Linksys. Individual routers with the largest number of identified individual vulnerabilities were the TP-Link Archer AX6000 with 32 vulnerabilities and the Synology RT-2600ac router with 30 vulnerabilities.

A summary of the results of the study was published in early December in an article on the TechTimes website. The TechTimes article also notes that the single biggest action that users can take to protect their routers from cyberattacks is to change the router’s settings to allow automatic updates.

Read the TechTimes article on WiFi router vulnerabilities.

Read the original IoT Inspector report (in German).

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