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That was launched by subverting an automated patch ... makes it much more likely mass infections will result from hackers targeting the vendor".

To plan for something like this, you would need to be able to schedule a pending update for a relatively safe time, and, be able to back out a bad update.

A: N/A Q: Even if you are not notified of available updates, can you set a schedule for when installation/reboots are allowed? A: Reboots are auto-scheduled within 24 hours and when the systems are idle. Q: Can you force the router to update to newly available firmware, or do you have to wait for its regular check-in? Eero promises to install new firmware "within a few weeks" A: We release new firmware every six weeks. Q: When the router phones home looking for updates does it do so securely with TLS?

One obvious danger is that the update breaks something.

For the most part, routers are not at that level of sophistication yet.

Borrowing from the Security Checklist page, below is my list of things to look for in determining if a self-updating router is doing a good job of self-updating.

(so you can fall back in case an update causes a problem) If not, then can you install old firmware if a new version caused a problem? Multiple partitions with fallback in case of a failed software update.

Q: Is there a manual over-ride mechanism for installing new firmware in case the auto-updating system fails?

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