Title

Insecurity by Obscurity: A Review of SoHo Router Literature from a Network Security Perspective

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Security Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

8223

Comments

This article was originally published as: Szewczyk, P. S., & Valli, C. (2009). Insecurity by Obscurity: A Review of SoHo Router Literature from a Network Security Perspective. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 4(3), 5-16.

Abstract

Because of prevalent threats to SoHo based ADSL Routers, many more devices are compromised. Whilst an end-user may be at fault for not applying the appropriate security mechanisms to counter these threats, vendors should equally share the blame. This paper reveals that the lack of security related content and poor overall design could impact on end-users’ interpretation and willingness to implement security controls on their ADSL router. It argues that whilst the number of threats circulating the Internet is increasing, vendors are not improving their product literature.