UPNP on by Default; Why?


  • For at least 20 years I have seen heard and read knowledgable security people rant about the insecurity if UPNP, yet it is still on by default for too many consumer routers. I understand that it makes it easier for the less technical to add devices and grant access for some apps on their network, but it does so with high-security risk potential. Here is a link to an article that gives some historical facts about the dangers of UPNP.
    https://www.howtogeek.com/122487/htg-explains-is-upnp-a-security-risk/

    Are there reasons besides the ones I mentioned that this is still being done?


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