Attackers can find and remotely access about one in 16 internet-connected home wi-fi routers using the manufacturer’s default admin password, a Comparitech study has found.
Victims could be at risk of eavesdropping, malware, hijacking, and more.
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6.4 percent of the most popular home wi-fi routers sold on Amazon still use the manufacturer’s default administrator credentials, Comparitech researchers found.
These routers, which number in the tens of thousands, can be remotely found and attacked using publicly available passwords, granting malicious hackers access to the victim’s home network.
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