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FTC Sues D-Link Citing Security Flaws in Routers, Cameras

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In-brief:The FTC filed suit against home networking gear maker D-Link alleging the company’s products are insecure and pose a danger to consumers. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint against consumer device maker D-Link, charging that broadband routers and Internet connected cameras the company makes put consumers’ privacy at risk. The complaint, filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that D-Link and its U.S. subsidiary, D-Link Systems, used“inadequate security measures” to protect its products, leaving its wireless routers and Internet cameras “vulnerable to hackers.” That put “U.S. consumers’ privacy at risk,” the complaint says. All the while, the company promoted its products as having “advanced network security” and being “easy to secure,” claims that the FTC says were not supported by the facts. The security of routers and IP enabled cameras has become a pressing security concern. Malware...(continued)

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