New proposed cyber security label for home routers

Good initiative in Singapore…:

[…] Under the proposed rules, home routers that meet stringent requirements, including stronger password administration, will receive a compliance label.

“Residential gateways, commonly known as home routers, are often the first entry point as they form the key bridge between the Internet and residents’ home networks,” said an IMDA spokesman.

These routers are often used by hackers keen on spying or stealing information.

The proposed rules will mean new routers sold to consumers will not be allowed to have default passwords, meaning that no two routers will have the same access codes.


Original article here