Date Added: Nov 2009
Many vendors now have a rigorous attitude towards patching and updating their systems. These days, Microsoft is frequently used to demonstrate best practice and other manufacturers are following suit to provide regular updates to their systems. However, there are many places where this admirable policy is not being followed, or may not be feasible. And yet, sitting as they do outside the firewall, they are frequently ignored. Routers have had a number of vulnerabilities over the years. If they are compromised, the company can experience Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, or the router can act as a foot in the door of the network to hackers.