If you own a Wi-Fi router, it may well be riddled with security holes that expose you to a host of threats
New research into VPNFilter finds more devices hit by malware that’s nastier than first thought, making rebooting and remediating of routers more urgent.
The FBI say yes but should you follow this advice? And if you do follow it, do you know how to do so safely?
In a dynamic environment where threats continually evolve and new vulnerabilities are identified almost daily, it is necessary to use the most up-to-date security tools, since they deal with protection measures for new and ever-shifting attack vectors.
The router is the first device that you must consider, since it not only controls the perimeter of your network, but all your traffic and information pass through it.
Secure your router, says ESET's Lysa Myers. It can help protect all of your connected devices while they are in your home.
Criminals are hunting for routers with default credentials and with vulnerabilities in their firmware, with Brazilians the main target.
Tests show that software vulnerabilities and weak passwords are common in home routers, with up to 15% of them being unsecured.
Researchers flexed their hacking muscles at DefCon 22 to hunt the technology world’s most defenceless beasts - routers. More than a dozen new vulnerabilities were found.
DroneBL, a site that tracks IP addresses that considered vulnerable to abuse that some sites use for its DNSBL (blocking list), blogged yesterday on the fact that it’s been subjected to a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS), apparently by systems infected with malware going by the name of psyb0t. According to the blog, this