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FTC Takes D-Link to Court Because of Insecure Routers and Cameras


The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against D-Link, a Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, for misrepresentations about the security of various devices it sold in the US, and for failing to take action and secure devices when security flaws were reported.

According to the FTC's complaint, available in full at the end of the article, the US organization is accusing D-Link of gross negligence when it comes to fixing security flaws in its devices.

As a result of D-Link's failure to take actions, the FTC says that hackers have taken control over US consumers' D-Link devices, and have utilized them for various cybercrime operations, but also used the access to these devices to spy on users, such as intercepting web traffic and watching audio and video streams.

The Commission specifically cites products such as wireless routers and Internet cameras (IP cameras, DVRs, and baby monitors).

D-Link has failed to address security bugs in due time

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