D-Link Sued By FTC Over Security Flaws In Routers, Cameras

Law360, Los Angeles (January 5, 2017, 4:53 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday lodged a complaint against computer network manufacturer D-Link Corp. in California federal court over allegedly inadequate security measures in its routers and internet cameras that left consumers’ privacy at risk.

The FTC says that D-Link filed to properly secure its wireless routers and internet protocol cameras, which could leave consumers’ information vulnerable to hackers, including their live video and audio feeds. Meanwhile, its website advertised its products as “Easy to Secure” or containing “Advanced Network Security.”

“Hackers are increasingly targeting consumer routers and IP cameras — and the consequences for consumers can include device compromise...

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