Generally speaking, the biggest interaction users have with their router is an occasional turn-it-on-and-off-again when a slowdown occurs.This neglect, however, could be putting their data and even their bank accounts at risk.The models known to contain the backdoor are DIR-100, DI-524, DI-524UP, DI-604S, DI-604UP, DI-604 and TM-G5240.If you have a D-LINK router that is not one of the above models, you are advised to still update your firmware, as it is not currently known if other models are affected.DIR-605L is designed to support Android/i Phone App mydlink lite and capable of providing push event, user control and real-time browsing record via mydlink cloud service.
Routers can also be taken over for criminal activities such as illegal downloads and attacks on websites.
A number of models of D-Link routers, which are commonly used for home and small business networks, were recently found to contain a ‘backdoor’, a deliberately added vulnerability potentially allowing access to the device, even if it is password protected.
You should update your router's firmware immediately if you use a D-LINK router.
A router is a device that controls network activity and connects to your devices, such as computers or smartphones.
These connections can be via a network cable (also called an Ethernet cable) or through a wireless connection.