German Gov’t to Regulate Routers, Proposes Security Guidelines

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), with input from router companies and Germany’s telecoms and hardware industyr, recently put together an initial draft for rules on securing Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) routers.


It is said that manufacturers will not be required to abide by the guidelines, however, those that do will be allowed to put a special sticker on their products that will show their compliance.


The move to standardize router security is said to have been triggered by an incident where a British hacker named “BestBuy” tried to hijack Deutsche Telekom routers which crashed nearly a million routers across Germany.


Source: ZDNet

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