Multiple Netgear router models are vulnerable to attacks that could enable hackers to intercept your data. The company has confirmed a vulnerability exists in R8000, R7000, and R6400 routers. It confirmed the problem after CERT verified the routers may not be secure.
CERT, a federally funded organization, recommends consumers stop using any of those routers (as well as R7000P, R7500, R7800, R8500, and R9000 units) until a patch is released.
This security hole can be exploited just by getting someone to click a single malicious link. The exploit will send instructions to your router that'll be run as a root user.