The “BAD GUYS” are at it again . . . .
They continue to try to figure out ways to break into computer systems. Did you know your home router can be vulnerable to be taken over by the bad guys? YOUR ROUTER IS perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT GADGET in your home. It checks all incoming and outgoing traffic. It guards your computer to make sure that nothing dangerous comes in and nothing sensitive goes out. It controls access to your home Wi-Fi network and through that, all of your phones, tablets, laptops, and more.
One of the highest risks to your router is that it can be compromised by a device that it thinks it can trust. A connected device in your home, such as your phone or laptop gets access to it and causes some mischief. It might secretly open an entry point to your router that can be accessed remotely. Work to minimize this risk by keeping your devices up to date with the latest software, research which apps, programs, and browser extensions you install. Protect your devices with long, difficult-to-guess passwords that are all different from each other and change them often.
NGT is also proactive in assisting you in ways to prevent this!
PROTECT YOUR HOME ROUTER:
- Ensure your router is updated to the latest version (NGT can assist with this if you have questions.)
- Reboot your router every now and then (once a month). Most router malware is unable to survive a reboot.
- Ensure remote administrator access / remote control is disabled.
- As always, NGT is here to help! Contact ngthelp.com with questions.