Stock firmware on almost all home routers is insecure, buggy, bufferbloated and obsolete at shipment and has no secure update stream. Tell me again, FCC why I should tolerate this in my house????
Such a rule is potentially disastrous from so many angles -- security, privacy, bug fixing, new applications -- on and on. This one must be stopped.
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An anonymous reader writes: Hackaday reports that the FCC is introducing new rules which ban firmware modifications for the radio systems in WiFi routers and other wireless devices operating in the 5 GHz range. The vast majority of routers are manufactured as System on Chip devices, with the radio m...
it is the opinion of many that the number one threat to the Internet is stale code. The number one thing keeping the stale code in place are rules like the FCC one. It therefore follows that the FCC is the number one threat to the Internet. If the FCC were a foreign power, we'd be carpet bombing them.
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