FBI Urges Internet Users to Reboot Home Routers

The FBI on Monday went public with a warning, urging people to reboot the internet routers in their homes because Russian hackers have targeted hundreds of thousands of the devices. The FBI said malware capable of shutting down web traffic and collecting private information can come through internet routers. But it may only take a minute to make sure a router is safe by unplugging the device and waiting at least 30 seconds before plugging it back in. That simple action will reboot the system and disrupt any malware being sent to the router, according to internet security experts. https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/FBI-Urges-Internet-Users-to-Reboot-Home-Routers-483891091.html

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Last modified on 09/23/2018

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