Internet Safety – What To Do About Your Router

Digital hygiene is a subject near and dear to my heart. I use a password manager, change passwords routinely, make them long, difficult and unique, use a VPN on all my devices, and monitor the firmware on my router (an off-brand router by the way).

For those of you just learning of the newest threat to digital security, the FBI is advising that all routers be rebooted immediately. Additionally, you should upgrade your router’s firmware. If none of this makes sense to you, contact me (confidentially of course) by using the form below.

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2 Comments

  1. That there are so many routers infected is both disturbing and not surprising. While a reboot is a good start, fully patching your router with the latest firmware is usually a good thing, but beyond the scope of most people. Hopefully you’ll be able to help!

    1. From my understanding, the majority of intrusions and hacks are the byproduct of sloppy passwords. I also learned that the mainstream routers are swiss cheese in terms of providing access to outside intruders.

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