To fix the problem, the security team at Consumer Reports agrees with the Feds –– start by resetting your router.
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:43:13 +0000Consumer Reports: Router Security RiskTo fix the problem, the security team at Consumer Reports agrees with the Feds –– start by resetting your router.http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7373861?cpt=8&wpid=2637KEZIapple is taking a "cautious approach," and you might have heard about the malware, believed to be russi?linked, that is targeting wifi routers around the world . the ??i is urging people to take immediate action . but consumer reports says that's just the first step towards the malware has infected more than hal??million routers, in at least 54 countries and the threat is potentially growing. it's called vp?filter and even security experts cannot be sure who is vulnerable. one thing is certain, router security is more important than ever. chyron: tercius bufete, consumer reports tech editor (sot) "all the information from your computer, your devices, flows right thru it. that means your facebook messages, your banking information, your credit card information. all goes thru your router. so if there's a breach, that's really bad." (v/o) to fix the problem, the security team at consumer reports agrees with the feds start by resetting your router. unplug it, wait 20 seconds or so and start it up again. but consumer reports says don't stop there. it's also smart to reset your router's administrative password the password you use to log in to the router itself. make it something strong. also, go into the router's settings and turn off the remote access feature. and then, update your firmware. (sot: tercius bufete) "unlike a laptop or a smartphone, most older routers don't notify you if there's an update available. so it's really up to you to check, every three or four months, whether there's an update available on your manufacturer's website. " as the story is evolving, it's becoming clearer every day that