TalkTalk’s wi-fi hack advice is ‘astonishing’ – BBC News

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TalkTalk was fined in October for its handling of an earlier security breach

TalkTalk’s handling of a wi-fi password breach is being criticised by several cyber-security experts.

The BBC has presented the company with evidence that many of its customers’ router credentials have been hacked, putting them at risk of data theft.

The UK broadband provider confirmed that the sample of stolen router IDs it had been shown was real.

But it is still advising users that there is “no need” to change their routers’ settings.

A cyber-security advisor to Europol said he was astounded by the decision.

“If TalkTalk has evidence that significant numbers of passwords are out in the…

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