routerThe common D-Link DIR 850L wireless AC1200 dual-band gigabit router is wide open to hacking, with over 10 well known “holes” and “vulnerabilities”.

They are so badly designed that if you know what you are doing, you can “Walk straight in” said one analyst. “Encryption keys are stored on the device and bugs allow backdoor access to the router”. Given there are about 100,000 of these in use, you can imagine it’s like Christmas for the criminals. The experts just say, “throw them away” as nothing can be done to make them secure. “If your business runs through a cheap plastic router, you may as well leave the front door open as well”.

You can expect attackers to gain control of these routers, leaving anything connected to the router compromised, such as CCTV, laptops, PCs, Servers and IoT devices).

It’s not just this model D-Link router that’s an open door to your systems but D-Link’s DWR-932B and TP-Links C2 and C20i. D-Link are currently subject to legal action for not providing robust security for its routers and cameras, all of which leaves you company data open to be stolen and your business non-compliant with GDPR rules.

If you have one of these routers, you should immediately disconnect it from the Internet.

To properly secure your business, call the experts at Pink Connect on 0345 450 9393