> Basically, the first IP address you see there – 222.141.xx.xxx, which comes from China – was trying to upload a malicious file on the router using the vulnerabilities.
Since when does a router respond to the whole world on port 80 by default?
This really reeks of corner-cutting and negligence. The only way around corner-cutting is to make it expensive and make "doing it right" the cheapest, most profitable way to build something. We can do that with hefty fines for retailers selling this garbage (I think there needs to be more onus on domestic businesses shoveling shit without smelling it first) and creating open hardware/software stacks that are easy to put in a box and sell for $20 on Amazon without hiring any software developers that could screw it up.