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If You Have a Comcast Xfinity Router, You Need to Install a VPN

4 monthes ago   |   By Privacy Online

If you lease an Xfinity router from internet service provider Comcast, you need to install a VPN as soon as possible.
According to security researchers Karan Saini and Ryan Stevenson, the telecom giant, which operates in 40 states as well as the District of Columbia, leaked router login informat through a website designed to allow users to activate their Xfinity devices. The news was first reported by ZDNet .
Saini and Stevenson found that the Xfinity router activation site had several security flaws. First, it sent the user's SSID and password over the internet in plain text, making it...
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