Tips on Keeping Russian Hackers Out to Protect Your Routers

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Tips on keeping Russian hackers out to protect your routers. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued an alert about Russian hackers. They are carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S.

These hackers are organized, motivated and well funded. They are getting handsome amount to steal your digital credentials. These Russian hackers reportedly are using known weaknesses to infiltrate residential routers and utilize them to get a foothold on a network.

This is not a small thing, so you need to pay attention. When your router is weak, a hacker can impose damage. Not only the router damaged but also every connected device running on your network.

Once your router is hacked, intruder identify other vulnerable devices in the network, read your gadget configurations, Map your internal network, Harvest usernames and passwords, Modify firmware, Change configurations.

As the alert is new, the hackers have been doing this for some time. They might be stealing from you right now. So you can do some things are, you should update the firmware because it is designed to keep your network safe.

Turn off Remote Administration, as it is the ability to use your computer from other location. While you are in your router’s administrator page, turn it off for better security. You can find this under your router settings, usually under the Remote Administration heading

When set as the DNS server on the router or gateway level, Quad9 can protect smart appliances and internet-connected devices from cyber-attacks. And one thing you can do is turn on guess network.

Theo O'Farrell

Theo O’Farrell was born and raised in Summerside. As a journalist Theo has contributed to CBC News Blog, The Calgary Herald and Buzz Feed. In regards to academics, Theo earned his sociology degree from Queens. Theor covers local news and culture stories here at Island Daily Tribune.

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Theo O'Farrell

About the Author: Theo O'Farrell

Theo O'Farrell was born and raised in Summerside. As a journalist Theo has contributed to CBC News Blog, The Calgary Herald and Buzz Feed. In regards to academics, Theo earned his sociology degree from Queens. Theor covers local news and culture stories here at Island Daily Tribune.

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