Windows 10: FTC files lawsuit against D-Link for router and camera security flaws


  1. Posts : 22,878
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
       06 Jan 2017 #1

    FTC files lawsuit against D-Link for router and camera security flaws


    The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against D-Link, claiming the company put thousands of customers at risk of unauthorised access by failing to secure its IP cameras and routers, after security vulnerabilities were discovered last year.

    The lawsuit [PDF], filed in the District Court in San Francisco on January 5, claims that D-Link "repeatedly have failed to take reasonable software testing and remediation measures to protect their routers and IP cameras against well-known and easily preventable software security flaws" in several of its Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

    Specifically, the FTC said these alleged security failures amounted to D-Link hard-coding login credentials or backdoors that allowed unauthorised access to live feeds in its camera software; mishandling its own software private sign-in key code so it was exposed online for around six months; failing to take reasonable steps to prevent a known vulnerability allowing attackers to remotely control and send commands to routers; and failing to use free software that has been available since 2008 to secure its users' app logins, instead storing them in clear, readable text on users' mobile devices...


    Read more: FTC files lawsuit against D-Link for router and camera security flaws | ZDNet
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  2. Posts : 16,159
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       06 Jan 2017 #2

    Oh yeah!
    That should also help if customers want to sue D-Link too, if they were hacked because of this.
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  3.    06 Jan 2017 #3

    I was a big fan of D-Link at one point, years ago. Support seemed to take a nose dive though. Getting updated drivers was a PITA when a new OS was released. When my D-Link router packed it in I switched brands.
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