Why Router Firmware Updates and HTTPS are Important
Here is one example of how outdated router firmware can be hacked to steal banking information. The bank's failure to HTTPS makes it worse.
In-the-wild router exploit sends unwitting users to fake banking site
Here is a related story that's worth repeating because it affects a number of popular high end routers.
Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware