Researchers have uncovered “suspicious backdoors” in the Chinese-manufactured Jetstream router, available now at Walmart for only $8.99. The built-in backdoor permits an attacker to remotely control the router along with any devices connected to that router.

The researchers also learned that “low-cost Wavlink routers available on Amazon and eBay have similar backdoors.” The Wavlink routers also seem to be scripted to locate and connect to local Wi-Fi networks.

What have we learned? Do not buy these Jetstream and Wavlink routers this holiday season. Getting a black Friday deal on a cheap router isn’t worth the risk.

Please reference these articles for more information:

CyberNewsWalmart-exclusive router and others sold on Amazon & eBay contain hidden backdoors to control devices

Techradar.proThese routers might give hackers a back door into your home network