Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Information Assurance: M.S.
Information Assurance and Information Systems
Herberger School of Business
Jim Q. Chen
Abdullah Abu Hussein
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Keywords and Subject Headings
router, vulnerability, security, mirai, psyb0t
A home router is a common item found in today’s household and is seen by most as just an Internet connection enabler. Users don’t realize how important this single device is in terms of privacy protection. The router is the centerpiece through which all the household Internet activities including ecommerce, tax filing and banking pass through. When this central device is compromised, users are at risk of having personal and confidential data exposed. Over the past decade, information security professionals have been shedding light on vulnerabilities plaguing consumer routers. Yet, most users are unaware of all the different ways a router can be compromised and tend to focus only on setting up a strong password to stop the neighbor from piggy backing on the Internet.
Ilboudo, Patrick, "So You Think Your Router Is Safe?" (2017). Culminating Projects in Information Assurance. 45.