Statement Concerning the Security of D-Link’s Cloud Routers
Recently, it was discovered that some of the products in D-Link’s Cloud Routers line have security vulnerabilities that may be exploited by hackers. D-Link strives to test every part of all products to the most stringent standards and is deeply apologetic to any users affected by this issue. The main security concern is the ability of malicious attackers to gain administrator access to the router in local area networks.
To date, D-Link has found the affected products and has already begun to prepare firmware updates and patches. Depending on the product, affected users can download the latest updates as early as 4/17 from D-Link website. In addition, affected users are heavily encouraged to change their administrator passwords immediately to a strong password which includes a mix of numbers, letters, and symbols, as a further preventative measure against malicious network intrusions.
As an international networking brand, D-Link has a responsibility to users to carry out effective security checks, and always upholds a high standard. Out of the box, all D-Link routers are protected with WPA2 wireless encryption, a unique SSID and Wi-Fi key code, and remote access disabled by default, making it as difficult as possible for malicious intruders to gain access. Furthermore, due to the ever-changing nature of cyber-attacks, D-Link is committed to ensuring that all products are as secure as possible by frequently updated the firmware.
Below is a list of the affected products and their patch release dates: