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We’re often told the importance of changing default usernames and passwords on our routers. If we don’t, anyone can log in and meddle with our personal networks. Even people who took that great pearl of wisdom were affected when a researcher discovered that changing those credentials didn’t matter – he was able to hack the credentials from the router with relatively little effort.
Today is not a good day to be a SOHO WiFi router user – especially if your small home or home office router or network attached storage device is manufactured by Zyxel, ASUS, Buffalo, Seagate, or Netgear. An investigation conducted by ISE researchers found hundreds of vulnerabilities on 13 separate devices tested in search of flaws. Your brand may be affected, and a lack of proper security protocols may leave you vulnerable.
As horrifying as it is to report, healthcare providers seem to be the least concerned with cybersecurity and data protection than most major enterprises or government agencies. Doctors aren’t in the business of computers – they often don’t understand how to keep information safe, or how to spot security red flags.
Planned obsolescence is when a product is designed to reach the end of its use date within a specific amount of time after its purchase. Companies like Apple often structure and implement planned obsolescence with their iPhones, pushing users to purchase the newest models after a relatively short period of time.
If your neighbors want to use your WiFi, they only need to steal the password for your doorbell. There was no need to ring, knock, or ask due to a vulnerability in the Amazon Ring doorbell. Bitdefender, a global tech security organization, discovered the glaring vulnerability in the Amazon device earlier this year. If gone unnoticed, hackers could have easily obtained access to the WiFi networks of hundreds of thousands of Ring users.