Consumer website Which? is reporting that Virgin Media's Super Hub 2 modems are at risk of being hacked through insecure passwords. Up to 800,000 consumers are at risk and yet Virgin Media have not told their customers. Is this because they don't believe there is anything to worry about or do they lack the urgency and processes to help protect their customers?
Typically, internet routers are designed to protect you and your devices from malicious third parties. But when many come with a default username and password, they can leave owners open to attack. That's the message consumer website Which? is pushing today, after it found that Virgin Media's Super Hub 2 routers can be hacked if users don't change the original credentials (normally printed on the back). Virgin Media says the risk is "small" but is urging over 800,000 customers to change the details to protect themselves.