Which? Warns millions to face security risks from old routers

Millions around the UK could be at risk of using routers with security flaws, a Which? investigation has found. In December 2020 we conducted a survey of more than 6,000 UK adults, asking them which routers they’re using at home. We found millions could be using devices over five years old, that is no longer being supported with firmware updates.

Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2021/05/millions-of-people-in-the-uk-at-risk-of-using-unsecure-routers/ – Which?

  • Weak Passwords
    It's only human to make your life as easy as possible, but choosing easy to remember passwords will only make it easier for criminals to guess what that password is.
  • Network Vulnerabilities
    Old routers will impact old networks. From slow data flow to buffering streaming making presentations and online meetings difficult if not impossible.
  • Firmware Security Updates
    It's amazing how people will keep their mobile phone up-to-date and yet never bother with their router! However, many routers are so old there is no longer any security patches for them, basically leaving you wide open to criminals gaining access to your network, folders and sensitive documents.
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