As consumer tech increasingly meshes with the internet, we need to make sure we're securing it and protecting ourselves from hackers, botnets, and anyone else who would seek to abuse those who unknowingly use vulnerable devices. Of course, any security product carries its own potential for disaster. This past June, Google found "multiple critical vulnerabilities" in several of Symantec's products; the flaws have since been fixed. And then there's the associated cost. The Norton Core can be pre-ordered for $200 (the price will eventually go up to $280); after one free year, Core users will have to commit to paying an extra $120 annually (a monthly $10 fee, not including taxes) to maintain access to the security software. If they don't pay up, they'll be left with a regular old wifi router. The Arris router can be purchased for $210. McAfee has not yet announced how much its security software will cost in addition to the router, but plans to do so later this year.