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List of routers infected by VPNFilter malware just got bigger | Komando.com

List of routers infected by VPNFilter malware just got bigger | Komando.com | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Updated list - Is your router affected?
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TROUBLE -  Updated list - Is your router affected?

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U.S.-U.K. Warning on Cyberattacks Includes Private Homes - The New York Times

U.S.-U.K. Warning on Cyberattacks Includes Private Homes - The New York Times | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The urgency of the alerts called to mind a computer-age version of a Cold War drill, only now it’s upgrading passwords rather than “duck and cover.”
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the worst possible thing is to leave your equipment set to default "admin" and PW "00000" or the like - now is a good time to check that

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The FBI says you should reboot your router. Should you?

The FBI says you should reboot your router. Should you? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Can such a simple step thwart Russian hackers? Here's everything you need to know.
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you may SERIOUSLY want to do this - and share this message for everyone's benefit

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OMG – What a dreadful experience!

 

I decided to do as the FBI suggests and did a complete shutdown of modem and router for a full 5 minutes (nothing like a little extra downtime).

 

About 20 seconds into it, my computer started screaming something at first I could not understand…. The sound was a chilling plead for survival. Then I used the Russian translator and OMG…..

 


ПРЕДУПРЕЖДЕНИЕ! ОПАСНОСТЬ! Я не могу дышать - мой интернет отключен.

(WARNING! DANGER! I can't breathe - my internet has been cut off.)

 

OK – I made that up – but you may want to reboot – just in case….

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Хорошего дня!

Khoroshego dnya!

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