Imagine asking the average person to discard their home router, choose another and reconfigure it. The chances are it would all end in tears, which is why most broadband ISPs ship pre-configured boxes that combine a router, modem and wifi access point. So what happens if this device has an unknown vulnerability, which turns out to be difficult to fix? Will the ISPs send our new boxes or rely on its customers to upgrade the software? We do not know, however it is clear that the home router provides a front door for hackers to exploit and unfortunately the consumer is at the mercy of the person who wrote the software, and whether or not they thought about security during the design and development process. History is not on our side.
A router made by D-Link is so full of bugs and backdoors, owners should throw them away rather than keep using them, claimed a security researcher.