Your Wi-Fi Router Might Flood Your House


By Leonid Bershidsky – The Internet of Things is a bigger danger than most people realize: Pretty much all home Wi-Fi routers can easily be hacked, which is a problem if you’re an early adopter of connected light bulbs and faucets.

The routers are often made with cheap components, programmed sloppily just so that everything works, and released into the stores. There is no incentive for the manufacturers to update the firmware, which is often years older than the hardware on which it runs.

Since manufacturers don’t track the devices, the only way to install patches when they are released is to do it manually.

When was the last time you did this, or even checked the availability of new router firmware? more>


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