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FTC takes aim at internet device security

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint against Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer D-Link and its US subsidiary, alleging that inadequate security measures taken by the company left its wireless routers and internet cameras vulnerable to hackers and put US consumers’ privacy at risk. The complaint is part of the FTC’s efforts to protect consumers’ privacy and security in the internet of things (IoT), which includes cases the agency has brought against ASUS, a computer hardware manufacturer, and TRENDnet, a marketer of video cameras. “Hackers are increasingly targeting consumer routers and IP cameras – and the consequences for consumers can include device compromise and exposure of their sensitive personal information,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “When manufacturers tell consumers that their equipment is secure, it’s critical that they take the necessary steps to make sure that’s true.” Read more 

  • Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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