The German Government is contemplating an assessment of the security of consumer routers in a bid to lift current abysmal standards and help inform buyers.
Berlin’s Ministry of the Interior IT security office says it wants to test routers for support of security features like WPS, encryption, and brute force protection of passwords. MAC address filtering and firewalls will also make the list.
The agency points out in a draft document that poorly-secured routers can lead to mass compromise of users. Tim Erlin, director of security and product management at Tripwire have the following comments on it.