Securing IoT Devices: How Safe Is Your Wi-Fi Router?

To date, many low-cost Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices lack adequate security provisions. As a result, U.S. households have a cluster of networked, electronic devices that offer vulnerable targets to hackers, such as digital cameras embedded in baby monitors, storage and computing devices, and sensors implanted in appliances. This ConsumerGram analyzes Wi-Fi routers and finds that 5 of every 6 routers are inadequately updated for known security flaws, leaving connected devices open to cyberattacks that can compromise consumer privacy and lead to financial loss.