An error in routing the “Wi-Fi” puts millions at risk! ...

An error in routing the “Wi-Fi” puts millions at risk! ...
An error in routing the “Wi-Fi” puts millions at risk! ...
Millions of WiFi broadband users could be putting themselves at risk by not paying more attention to their routers.

Often behind the TV, those flashing black boxes can give hackers instant access to a range of personal data, including the websites you visit, or even allow them to flood devices with nasty malware.

Not updating the router or changing passwords can leave these devices open to attack, which is a common mistake many of us make.

In fact, new research from the team at found that, of the 1,320 broadband users surveyed, 88% had never updated their router’s firmware, and 84% had never changed their router administrator password.
The administrator password, which often uses the word “admin” as the default, provides access to router settings and configuration pages. This is why it is so important to change especially since many routers use the same code when they are first connected. Another thing that many broadband users forget to do is look to see exactly which devices are connected to their broadband. This vital check can reveal if anyone has accessed and used the Internet connection without permission.

And if your router hasn’t been upgraded by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) in a while, it’s also a good idea to give them a ring because older equipment – more than five years old – can be more vulnerable to hacking.

Most ISPs will have information on how to download the latest firmware and change management codes on their website, and it is important to follow and implement the instructions as quickly as possible.

Some companies often push updates overnight, which is why they also recommend leaving the router on when you head to bed.

Speaking of the latest research, Avast security expert Luis Corones explains the risks: “If you’ve never updated your login credentials after installing a router, you’re setting yourself up as an easy target for a router password hack. And if someone gains access to your Wi-Fi, they can try to log into your router with this information. If they succeed, a whole new set of threats could emerge, from spying on your internet traffic to exploiting your bandwidth, stealing sensitive information you enter into unencrypted websites, and installing malware.”

Source: Express

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