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Researchers warn that millions of Internet users who use broadband providers’ old routers with security vulnerabilities could be hacked

Researchers warn that millions of Internet users who use broadband providers’ old routers with security vulnerabilities could be hacked

Most people in the UK don’t even care about the routers they use for the Internet. Outdated routers are not updated regularly, and there are glitches that may cause serious problems for users, because these users may become victims of hackers. According to the latest research by Consumer Watch WhoCo, after interviewing more than 6,000 adults, security researchers found that consumers across the country are still using 13 older routers, and these routers have been shipped to consulting firm Red Security experts at Maple Technologies. And it has been found that 9 of the 13 routers do not even meet the latest security standards, which may cause problems for users such as hacker intrusion.

Hackers monitor people through Internet browsers and may also send them malicious websites and spam. Researchers say that in the UK alone, almost 7.5 million users have not updated their routers since 2018, and some of them have not even updated their routers since 2016. Start using their router without worrying about how it will affect your privacy. These routers include models (Super Hub 2, Media Super Hub, Sky SR101 and SR102, Talk Talk HG523a and HG533). Said they regularly monitor the bandwidth of the router for problems. If they think that some routers need to be updated due to security vulnerabilities, they have already updated specific devices. Researchers also discovered a local vulnerability in EE’s Brightbox 2, which can even give hackers complete control of all their actions and devices.

The security threat is very serious, and the risk of users using EE Brightbox 2 is very small. Our company will try to update EE Brightbox 2 as needed. Both the device and the Plusnet router have been updated recently. Security researchers recommend that users with outdated equipment request the latest failover router from the broadband provider. According to Virgin Media, users who use old devices will get free upgrades. The disadvantage of older routers is that their passwords have expired, allowing hackers to access the operations of users and security researchers.

He also suggested changing the password to a more secure password, which would conflict with the company’s default password. The organization is trying to get the government to ban the default password set by the ISP. Digital technology, culture, sports, and media have enacted new laws to prohibit the use of default passwords set by ISPs to ensure user privacy. The following laws also require users to indicate when their products will receive updates, and WhichCo wants ISPs to be more transparent about their policies.

Researchers warn that millions of Internet users who use broadband providers’ old routers with security vulnerabilities could be hacked

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LAST THOUGHTS:

The security threat is very serious, and the risk of users using EE Brightbox 2 is very small. The disadvantage of older routers is that their passwords have expired, allowing hackers to access the operations of users and security researchers.

 

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  1. mmaryem448@gmail.com'

    Maryem

    2021-05-08 at 22:54

    Thankyou your article helped me a lot definitely gonna change the password to a stronger one.

    • mail2box786@gmail.com'

      Times Desk

      2021-05-09 at 10:35

      You are most welcome Maryam

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