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

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

    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.
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    VIDEO: How to reboot your router to disable Russian-linked malware
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    The FBI is warning the public to reboot the routers in their homes and businesses to disable the VPNFIlter malware, which they say was created by Russian-linked hackers.

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    VIDEO: How to reboot your router to disable Russian-linked malware

    The FBI is warning the public to reboot the routers in their homes and businesses to disable the VPNFIlter malware, which they say was created by Russian-linked hackers.
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    9 internet scams we're still falling for in 2018

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    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...

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    9 internet scams we're still falling for in 2018

    It just never ends. No matter how much publicity these scams get, no matter how many years old the internet is, people still hand over their money to scammers.
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    1. The classic phishing scam
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