D-Link Faces Uphill Fight To Toss FTC Router Security Row

By Cara Bayles (March 9, 2017, 9:56 PM EST) -- A California federal judge seemed unconvinced Thursday by D-Link Corp.'s argument the U.S. Federal Trade Commission hadn't pled ongoing harm in its suit alleging D-Link misled consumers about the data security of its routers and webcams, saying the agency "doesn't have to wait for the house to burn down" to file suit.

Judge James Donato said he thought the case read "like a fairly typical FTC complaint," alleging unfair trade practices. The case alleges D-Link touted its wireless routers and webcams as "easy to secure" or containing "advanced network security." But, the FTC says, that wasn't true, and the misrepresentation put...

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