Foreign malware attacks on U.S. routers have been discovered to be more widespread than initially thought. The FBI recommends owners of small offices and home office routers to take proactive measures.
Contact your Internet Technology (IT) advisor to ensure your home and business routers are protected from harmful attacks and viruses. If you’re tech savvy, you may be able to take the following precautionary steps:
- Reboot your router to temporarily disrupt the malware.
- Consider disabling remote management on the router settings.
- Change your router password to a new, stronger password with random letters, symbols and numbers.
- Get into the habit of changing your password every 90 days.
- Be sure your network devices are upgraded to the latest versions of the router firmware.
Consider completing these tasks by scheduling a visit or call your IT advisor with any questions. Being pro-active and taking the necessary steps to safeguard your home and business router is one of the best ways to protect against foreign malware attacks.