It is not a surprise that a home router is the weak link in the chain, and manufacturers have a responsibility to provide cyber protection out of the box. It would not be difficult for them to use secure passwords, unique to each home router. Of course this would cost money, but should they be able to cut corners and thereby increase the risk of being hacked?
About 15 percent of all home routers are unsecure, according to a study recently released by ESET. ESET took a look at home 12,000 routers and found that 15 percent had weak passwords with the default ‘admin' being the username.