New Archer c8 v1 Router firmware update needed...
I wonder why TP-Link has not created firmware files or security updates to update my Archer C8 v1.0 Router firmware in the last 4 years.
My internet access at our home is on a fiber-optic network & local loop owned and maintained by Spectrum/Time-Warner with 10+mbs estimated upload/download transfer rate according to 3rd party transfer test software. I use the Archer C8 mainly for laptop, cell phone, and cable streaming through the internet. I am concerned about unpatched Archer C8 firmware and unannounced TP-Link security concerns that may leave my home network vulnerable to hacking
The ZDnet just published an online article on 2/6/20 that says, "Home router warning: They're riddled with known flaws and run ancient, unpatched Linux" at https://www.zdnet.com/article/home-router-warning-theyre-riddled-with-known-flaws-and-run-ancient-unpatched-linux/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=4658732&mid=12913699&cid=716934631
The article goes on to describe " they also found that vendors are shipping firmware updates without fixing known vulnerabilities, meaning that even if a consumer installs the latest firmware from a vendor, the router would still be vulnerable."
If I recall correctly, the 2016 firmware update for the Archer c8 enabled recognition and support for IP v6 addresses and tried to standardize the Routers Administator Inteface to be similar to other TP-Link Routers Administration models.
Is TP-Link Archer c8 router software based and compiled with the Linux/UNIX OS?
Are there unannounced router security problems that have not or cannot be fixed by TP-Link?
Since there are many documented concerns with security holes with other OEM Routers from other large manufacturers, why has TP-Link not issued upgraded or periodic firmware for its supported Routers?