A new kind of router turns your Wi-Fi network into a fortress

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LAS VEGAS — Smart devices have a problem. Most of their magic requires that they connect to the internet, but the internet can be a dangerous place.

Malware is everywhere, and when it infects connected gadgets, it can be a problem for everybody.

But a new class of device is rising to combat this trend, and it’s on full display at CES 2017.

Late last year the term “botnet” became a buzzword thanks to a major cyberattack on Dyn, one of the companies that provides some of the basic infrastructure of the internet. Hackers were able to employ a network of infected smart devices — thermostats, security cameras, routers and who knows what else — from all over the world — to act as one in a DDoS attack, which …

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Via: Mashable: Tech

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