Router security risk


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Even though this article is about a month old, some may not be aware of whats going on.

It's Russian based hacking that is causing issues with some routers. And its a good possibility that this security issue is spreading even more according to another article. There are a few steps you should take to make sure your router isn't affected by this.

1. FBI recommends that you unplug your router , wait 20 seconds and then plug it back in.
2. However, its highly recommended to totally reset your router back to factory defaults. Do this by pressing the reset button on the back of your router for at least 10 seconds, this will remove all your personal settings and any special settings that enable you to get internet from the modem. You will need to reset up everything afterwards.
3. Access your router settings and disable the remote access feature if it has it.
4. Check the manufacturers website to see if there is an update for your specific router and update it accordingly. Some of the newer routers will automatically update it for you. Routers with the latest firmware is less prone to getting infected.