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Feds allege security flaws in D-Link routers, cameras

Feds allege security flaws in D-Link routers, cameras
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The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against the Taipei-based computer hardware company D-Link over serious security flaws in its products.

On Thursday, the FTC filed a complaint in the federal Northern District Court of California that claimed D-Link routers and internet accessible security cameras have put “thousands at risk” over a decade of poor security practices

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According to the complaint, those problems included “well-known and easily preventable software security flaws, such as ‘hard-coded’ user credentials and other backdoors, and command injection flaws, which would allow remote attackers to gain control of consumers’ devices." 

The company denied the FTC's claims in a statement to The Hill.

"D-Link Systems, Inc. is aware of the complaint filed by the FTC. D-Link denies the allegations outlined in the complaint and is taking steps to defend the action," the statement said.

"The security of our products and protection of our customers private data is always our top priority."

Updated at 3:22 p.m.