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Asus Settles FTC Charges Over Security Flaw In Routers

The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that Asus has settled charges alleging that its hardware contained vulnerabilities allowing hackers to log in to routers, change users' security settings and access files stored on connected devices. The agreement calls for Asus to maintain a comprehensive security program, among other terms. Ars Technica says the FTC action "should serve as a wake-up call, not just for other router makers, but entire industries tied to the so-called Internet of Things wave that's adding Internet connectivity to refrigerators, watches, and other everyday devices."

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