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Federal networks susceptible to router hacks, DHS says

March 7, 2018

Via: FCW

A 2016 report from the Department of Homeland Security on network infrastructure security sheds new light on how DHS was dealing with widespread vulnerabilities in a popular router used by federal agencies.

The report, issued in conjunction with Binding Operational Directive 16-02 and made public for the first time this week, noted that as security practices for individual computers and devices have hardened, nation-state hackers have adapted by focusing on weaker network infrastructure devices, like routers, that “are often working in the background with little oversight — until network connectivity is broken or diminished.”

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