Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Jul 8, 2016
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The wireless router in your home is the primary line of defense against common threats, because it blocks the outside world from gaining access to your computers.
If you haven’t addressed this major security issue by changing the administrative password that came as the default, you’re at risk.
Now, I'm not referring to the WiFi password that allows you to connect, I’m talking about the administrative username and password which will allows for full control over your router.
Hackers know the default password for every piece of equipment available through resources such as http://RouterPasswords.com with which to attack you.
A group of security researchers have discovered a new type of attack that uses rigged e-mail messages which can allow thieves to sneak into routers if you’re still using the default login credentials.
Once they get in, there’s very little they can’t do because they can change the configuration so that they can monitor all your activity and grab your credentials for any of your online accounts without you knowing it.
This is one of those threats that your security software has now way of protect you if you click on the malicious link.
The best protection against this threat is to change the default password; if you don’t know how to do it, get some help!