A wireless router is a device that performs the functions of a router but also includes the functions of a wireless access point.
It is commonly used to provide access to the Internet or a computer network and it does not require a wired link, as the connection is made wirelessly, via radio waves.
On today's video CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Seth Rosenblatt discuss the vulnerability of wireless routers. To the shock and dismay of many, they're far more hackable than initially thought which can leave personal and financial information exposed.
Find out why router manufacturers are slow to make security changes and what you can do to protect yourself.