Your broadband router is not as secure as you think it is
Patryk Szewczyk, Edith Cowan University and Nikolai Hampton, Edith Cowan University
Between your home network and the internet sits your broadband router. This humble device is often overlooked, yet it is also your first line of defence against hackers, malware and viruses.
It’s easy to assume that the latest firmware for your router will provide protection against cyber threats. However, our new research has found that even the latest broadband router firmware remains dangerously vulnerable to attack.
Nikolai Hampton, CC BY
Firmware is the operating system and software that controls all the features of your router, from the blinking lights and configuration options, to advanced network security features. Continue reading