Why router-based attacks could be the next big trend in cybersecurity

Routers are high value targets for attacks. Given the position routers play in normal network operations,the ability to utilize these devices in man-in-the-middle attacks is extremely attractive for attackers.

Considering the multitude of models router vendors produce — and the difficulty of supporting and updating so many devices — the relative insecurity of routers (particularly devices intended for home or home office use) makes these devices low hanging fruit for hackers.

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