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Windows 7: FTC files lawsuit against D-Link for router and camera security flaws

06 Jan 2017   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
FTC files lawsuit against D-Link for router and camera security flaws

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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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06 Jan 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I glad to see the FTC is putting it's very large foot down. It's a shame it takes so long to take action.
The lack of security on (IoT) devices is way out of hand.

It appears that D-Link new of the problem and just would not take action to solve the problem. Security cost money and D-Link appears, were not willing to spend the money for security but yet advertised their products as secure.

If D-Link are proven guilty of such actions any punishment under a $100,000,000 would be shameful. The company board members should also be sought after and punished in some strong fashion. I won't mention my suggestion for board member punishment for respect of those with weak stomachs that might read my post.

Just my opinion

Jack
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