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What most people think it looks like when you change router's admin password, apparently

Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

Although I've updated the network name, passcode and admin password, I've never updated the firmware on any router. My reasoning is a case of balancing risk of two different events.

Possible event the first - some miscreant finds my router and manages to hack their way into it by exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in the firmware

Possible event the second - I update the firmware in good faith, only to have the router suffer because of some bug in the firmware. When I eventually get back online I read an El Reg article about how the latest firmware from <x> is bricking routers up and down the country.

On balance, I fear well-intentioned vendors more than I fear ill-intentioned hackers.

But that's just me - YMMV

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