FBI: Reboot your Router NOW

If you have a router in your home or office, the FBI is strongly urging you to reboot right now to stop Russia-linked malware. The Internet Crime Complaint Center sent a rare Public Service Announcement declaring: “Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide.”

The malware can block web traffic, collect data that passes through home and office routers, and are even capable of disabling the devices entirely, the bureau announced on Friday. The F.B.I. has issued a number of recommendations for any owner of a small office or home office router. The easiest thing to do is reboot the device, which will temporarily disrupt the malware if it is present. Users are also advised to upgrade the device’s firmware and to select a new secure password. If any remote-management settings are in place, the F.B.I. suggests disabling them. To read more about this pressing issue, click here. 

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