Home Route or Trojan Horse

| February 5, 2019

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The world of cybersecurity is full of stories of technology secretly encroaching on our privacy. The most common attack comes from malware that we enable hackers to store on our computers or mobile devices. Most of us are familiar with these “Trojan horse” viruses that can open up our devices to cybercriminals. However, there is another piece of equipment that sits quietly flashing away in the majority of our living rooms—the home router—which also constitutes a security threat. This device, which most home users recognize as the gateway to the global Internet, can also act as an even more insidious pathway to our private files and data.Anyone familiar with Greek mythology will recall the story of the wooden horse of Troy. This fable tells the tale of a retreating Greek army leaving behind a gift of a gigantic wooden horse at the gates of Troy

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