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consumer router

A network device that forwards traffic to the Internet. Typically a "wireless router," a consumer router is a lower-cost device that provides the network infrastructure in a home or small office. Contrast with business router. See wireless router and router.
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Portal's patent-pending technologies received special FCC certification to operate in the entire 5GHz spectrum, unlike other consumer routers.
which revealed 15 new zero-day vulnerabilities in consumer routers.
As far as normal people are concerned, the most pressing issue is that your DSL/cable router may also be vulnerable (most consumer routers run an embedded version of Linux, and a CGI-capable web server) - and if a hacker can access your router, it can then probably gain access to other resources on your local network (shared folders and the like).

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