Security Alert : Upgrade Your Router’s Firmware

FBI warns consumers to reboot their routers

“Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide,”¬†the FBI said in a warning released on Friday. The malware can do things like scoop up users’ personal data and cripple website service.

“They can spy on you,”¬†Edward Stroz of risk management firm Stroz Friedberg the former head of New York City’s FBI computer crime squad, said in an interview with CBS News. Such attacks can also disable a router, disrupting computer and internet service.

Read the FBI’s Public Service Announcement

Net Works recommends doing a firmware update

A router’s firmware is similar to a computer’s operating system and it needs to be updated regularly. Updates can not only fix security flaws, like the one that is currently being exploited, but can also fix bugs and improve network performance.

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