Did You Do This To Your Home Router Yet To Protect Against Malware?
If you were wrapped up in your Memorial Day weekend happenings on Friday and not closely paying attention to the latest happenings in what cyber-danger might be threatening your secure information, we got you covered on this one.
Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation offered a super-simple step - just one - in an effort to thwart a malware attack that's believed to have been launched by the Russian military. No joke.
The Feds say that all you need to do is unplug the power cord to your router (see above), wait 30 seconds, plug it back in. Don't just reboot with the power button on your router, because they say would still leave you at risk.
You're also advised to change the password to your router, which is probably a good idea to do on a more regular basis than the 'never' approach I use for resetting my home network password.
If you want more particulars on this threat, check out the details here in the Washington Post.