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    Default Russian Hackers going after home and office routers!

    Sorry, didn't know where to post this. Just a warning on the internet this morning. Russian hackers going after 100's of thousands of routers, both for home and/or offices. Recommending that you turn off power to your router, wait a minute or so, then power back up, and then go into the appropriate manufacturer router website, and see if there is a security update to download. My router is Netgear, and sure enough there was a security update, took about 3-4 minutes to download! "Better safe, than sorry!"

    Rick

    Moderators, if there is a better spot for this, please move! Thanks!

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    If anyone is uncertain about their router security, try using
    ShieldsUP! by the well known Gibson Research. It is a free
    test and you can find it under the "services" tab on their site:
    Gibson Research Corporation

    Hope this helps someone!
    Rick

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    Rick, thanks for the Gibson Research link - my router tested OK I'm relieved to say. I'm with Virgin Media here in the UK, who are very good at blocking unsafe websites too.
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    Yes good ole Russia, had to ban the entire country from my website. They were consistently trying to hack into my admin page almost every week. Batten down the hatches folks!

    Peace,
    Aaron
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    They're like a "tick on a dog!" What a PIA!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick View Post
    If anyone is uncertain about their router security, try using
    ShieldsUP! by the well known Gibson Research. It is a free
    test and you can find it under the "services" tab on their site:
    Gibson Research Corporation

    Hope this helps someone!
    Rick
    Rick - Good link! Thanks for sharing with us! I even saved the link for future use. Looks like we may need it again in the future!

    Rick

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    Great link back there Rick. I tested okay but it’s a good reminder never to be complacent about these things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgon View Post
    Great link back there Rick. I tested okay but it’s a good reminder never to be complacent about these things.
    +1!! Thanks Rick!

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    Looks like this is worse than initially reported. Rebooting only seems to slow it down but doesn't appear to completely remove the infection.

    https://arstechnica.com/information-...an-we-thought/

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