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Reboot your router - hacking problem

Postby daveesl77 » Tue May 29, 2018 7:01 am

IMPORTANT-- Reboot your router!!
Serious on this one. Looks like a Russian hacker group has hacked into at least 500,000 routers, most in the US. These include the big names like Cisco, Linksys, Netgear and TP-Link. The initial fix for this is to simply turn your router off and then back on. The long-term fix is to simply do a factory reset or upgrade your firmware from your router manufacturer. This comes from an actual FBI warning that did not get much publicity. The exploit was discovered by Cisco's threat analysis group.

The malware intrusion can take over your router, intercept you communications and redirect all of your traffic. Use a VPN to help stop this.

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Postby Bill n Robi » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:09 pm

Most important is to change the default user name and password and option it to ignore remote login attempts to the administrator account. Although I get more DNS poisening from North Korea than any other hacking. Went to full on VPN with a paid DNS.
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