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FBI Warning Says All Americans Should Reset Their Routers Immediately

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The FBI’s 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 hackers are using VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers, the FBI said.

“VPNFilter is able to render small office and home office routers inoperable,” the FBI warns. “The malware can potentially also collect information passing through the router. Detection and analysis of the malware’s network activity is complicated by its use of encryption.”

They also advise to consider disabling remote management settings on devices, use encryption, upgrade firmware and choose new and different passwords, which is pretty much best practice anyway.

Originally via Popular Mechanics

The FBI’s 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.”

See the original article at https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/security/a20918611/vpnfilter-malware-reboot-router/

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