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FTC sues D-Link over insecure routers, cameras

2017-01-09 02:50 by
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The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against networking manufacturer D-Link, accusing the company of poor security practices for its routers, web cameras, baby monitors and other products. According to the commission, D-Link didn't take steps to secure their devices, which left them vulnerable to hackers.

"Defendants have failed to take reasonable steps to protect their routers and IP cameras from widely known and reasonably foreseeable risks of unauthorized access, including by failing to protect against flaws which the Open Web Application Security Project has ranked among the most critical and widespread web application vulnerabilities since at least 2007," the official complaint reads.

"As a result of Defendants' failures, thousands of Defendants' routers and cameras have been vulnerable to attacks that subject consumers' sensitive personal information and local networks to a significant risk of unauthorized access".

But the FTC's complaint doesn't cite evidence that the products have been breached, only the potential for harm to consumers.

D-Link disagreed the allegations outlined in the complaint and is taking steps to defend the action.

Read more -here-

 

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