Migration to 5G and the better connectivity it promises has also brought with it an equally burgeoning cybersecurity threat landscape. This, coupled with the proliferation of IoT devices that are fraught with inherent security flaws, means even bigger security woes for consumers. It is, therefore, no wonder that Americans are more worried about cybercrime than violent crimes such as terrorism or being murdered.
Today, savvy hackers prey on our increased dependence on smart IoT devices and diligently try to identify the weakest links among them to gain access to our networks, the connected devices and the information stored within them. Home routers are among the more vulnerable paths. This is because once a home router is compromised, every device connected to it is at risk. Once the router is breached, cybercriminals can easily gain access to every connected device, even the IoT appliances. Before long, everything from your smart washer to your kid’s favorite teddy bears could be collecting and delivering information about your life into the wrong hands.
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