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Out of 137,000 routers 36,000 have open ports

Smart home devices are becoming ever more popular – everyone wants to keep up with the times after all. But what about online security in the connected home? An Avira research shows: The odds are not in your favor.

Over a quarter out of 137,000 identified routers had at least one open port. Altogether Avira was able to identify 240,000 open ports – which leaves the door wide open for some disaster to happen. Depending on what connected devices are used an attacker could really wreak havoc.

But fret not because you are not alone in this: Tools like the Avira Home Guard can help users to find potential dangers like open ports and eliminate them.

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