This article assumes that they have updated the firmware for all of the affected models.
The fact is that many companies don't bother updating the majority of their products, not even their most recent products. And it is now the case that many of these poorly designed/ implemented products are being used in large scale distributed denial of service attacks and related security attacks.
Manufacturers are supposed to be held responsible for the impact they have on our lives, by the relevant Regulators. However I believe there are now far too many shortcomings, and they now need to take responsibility for this impact, themselves.
Jack, 31 Jan 2017OpenWRT!!! Firms should allow us to patch devices. Except some of them are modem routers that also do adsl2+ or vdsl2, so none of them are too keen on letting people mess with that.
and that are the router brand my isp uses :/ if only asus would make powerful routers with coax connection, i would be fully free of my isp hardware. but sadly, that isnt how it works here in denmark :/
Technology isnt changing the world... the is as it eas 1000s of yrs ago...