Other experts, like nVisium senior application security consultant Zach Varnell, added that it’s extremely common for the devices to rarely — or never — receive updates.

“Users tend to want to leave well enough alone and not touch a device that’s been working well — including when it needs important updates. Many times, users also take advantage of plug-and-play functionality, so they do very little or zero configuration changes, leaving the device at its default status and ultimately, vulnerable,” Varnell said.

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