D-Link to Boost Security Program to Settle FTC Complaint
The manufacturer will be required to increase consumer privacy protections for routers, webcams, and other devices
D-Link Systems, a popular manufacturer of routers, webcams, and other connected devices, has agreed to launch a “comprehensive software security program” to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that it didn’t adequately protect consumers from hackers.
The complaint, originally filed in 2017, disputed repeated claims by the company that its products were secure. In reality, the FTC argued, easily preventable security flaws in D-Link’s routers and webcams had left sensitive consumer information, including live video and audio feeds, exposed and vulnerable to hackers for years.