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D-Link busted for inadequate security

by on06 January 2017

FTC will not let it be

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint against network equipment vendor D-Link saying inadequate security in the company's wireless routers and Internet cameras left consumers open to hackers and privacy violations.

The network maker will be dragged to a court he Northern District of California later this year.

The chargers are connected to its routers and Internet Protocol cameras which were so lax that they potentially compromised sensitive consumer information, including live video and audio feeds from D-Link IP cameras.

D-Link Systems said it "is aware of the complaint filed by the FTC" which is rather an advantage, after all you don’t want a court case to go ahead without you being aware of it.

According to the FTC's complaint, D-Link promoted the security of its routers on the company's website, which included materials headlined "Easy to secure" and "Advance network security."

That would have been ok if they had not failed to take steps to address well-known and easily preventable security flaws such as "hard-coded" login credentials integrated into D-Link camera software.

Apparently they ship with the username âoeguestâ and the password âoeguestâ that could allows unauthorised access to the cameras' live feed, etc.

Last modified on 06 January 2017
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