Can We Even Trust Our Own Home Network?

Recently a couple of security researchers discovered a series of low-cost home networking devices came prepackaged with ‘backdoors’ and scripts that scanned nearby devices for vulnerabilities to potentially exploit.

https://cybernews.com/security/walmart-exclusive-routers-others-made-in-china-contain-backdoors-to-control-devices/?s=09

Unfortunately the researchers realized this was definitely intentional as the software seemed to be specifically designed to allow unauthorized access.

All the routers discovered were either Wavlink, Jetstream, or Winstar branded routers which seem to be owned by a single Chinese entity that’s attempting to flood the market with their exclusive deals with big retailers and extremely low cost.

With this in mind it’s important to remember that it’s very difficult to trust not just our own home network devices, but all the devices our traffic might touch moving across the greater internet.

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