NSA: we will pwn your router,sucka

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Sounds like a good reason to run OS software on your router.
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The NSA runs a massive, full-time hacking operation targeting foreign  
systems, the latest leaks from Edward Snowden show. But unlike  
conventional cybercriminals, the agency is less interested in hacking  
PCs and Macs. Instead, America?s spooks have their eyes on the internet  
routers and switches that form the basic infrastructure of the net, and  
are largely overlooked as security vulnerabilities.

?No one updates their routers,? he says. ?If you think people are bad  
about patching Windows and Linux (which they are) then they are ?  
horrible about updating their networking gear because it is too  
critical, and usually they don?t have redundancy to be able to do it  
properly.?

He also notes that routers don?t have security software that can help  
detect a breach.
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