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How to make sure Russian hackers can’t attack your home router, again


Daniel Howley
Technology Edito
Yahoo Finance


A new piece of Russian malware that can destroy consumers’ routers has the FBI warning users to restart their devices, but that won’t necessarily ensure that your router doesn’t become reinfected. To inoculate your device, your best bet is to download the latest firmware; it might sound scary, but it’s surprisingly easy to do on your own ...

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/make-sure-russian-hackers-cant-attack-home-router-172705640.html

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umbrarchist

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And notice the comment:

Yet no mention of actually changing the default login information for these devices. Firmware alone will not make them hackproof.
Do not leave default logins on any devices!!!
 

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9 internet scams we're still falling for in 2018


David Pogue
Tech Critic
Yahoo Finance


Hackers stole $172 billion from consumers in 20 countries in 2017, according to Norton; 2.7 million Americans reported some form of fraud to the Federal Trade Commission. (Top states: Florida, Georgia, and Nevada.)
Here’s a shocker: Not everything you read on the internet is true. And so, for your own entertainment and education, here they are: 9 internet scams we’re still falling for...

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/9-internet-scams-still-falling-2018-190146104.html

1. The classic phishing scam



 
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