Failure to apply updates is the number one reason for a security incident. The bad guys are turning to computer bots that continuously scan for vulnerable systems. Hopefully, updates are being applied to your computer systems automatically. Mobile devices should be receiving automatic updates as well. Unfortunately, most people forget about other computing devices they use. Your router/firewall is one of those often forgotten pieces of equipment. How do you even know if the manufacturer is still providing updates for your router?
How-To Geek has a post that tells users why it is so important to keep your router up to date and if it is still supported. There are instructions for various manufacturers of routers such as Linksys, D-Link, Asus, Apple, Cisco and more. Generally, you have to go to the vendor's website to see if there is a firmware update or if your device is at the end-of-life. The short advice is to immediately replace your router if it no longer supported. A modern router will get you security updates and probably a faster, more reliable connection too.
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