ARS Technica Details New Home Router Vulnerabilities and Cybersecurity Threats

September 2, 2020

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Hikvision on Home Router Vulnerability & 3 Tips to Improve Security


The ARS Technica article, “New attack on home routers sends users to spoofed sites that push malware” details home router vulnerabilities and cybersecurity threats.

From the article: “A recently discovered hack of home and small-office routers is redirecting users to malicious sites that pose as COVID-19 informational resources in an attempt to install malware that steals passwords and cryptocurrency credentials …”

These cyberattacks lead devices to “fraudulent lookups” when people search online, and redirects potential victims to malicious sites that either download malware or perform phishing attacks. This cyber threat also “causes sites to connect over HTTP and in so doing, prevents the display of warnings from browsers or email clients that a TLS certificate is invalid or untrusted,” according to the article.

Some valid websites that have been part of this new cyberattack include URLs such as,, and, to name a few. To learn more about this cyber threat, click this link to read the entire article.

Hikvision’s senior director of cybersecurity covered security concerns with home router vulnerability, plus three tips to stay safe in this Hikvision blog. One tip is to ensure that your router gets automatic updates. If it doesn’t, it’s probably time to buy a router that does get automatic updates. Read the entire article for more insights.

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