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Your Router's Security Stinks
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Oct 2018, 17:59    Post subject:  Your Router's Security Stinks
Subject description: How to Fix It
 

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/home-router-security,news-19245.html

Routers are the essential but unheralded workhorses of modern computer networking, yet few home users realize they are computers, with their own operating systems, software and vulnerabilities.

Most gateway routers used by home customers are profoundly not secure, and some routers are so vulnerable to attack that they should be thrown out.

"If a router is sold at [an electronics chain], you don't want to buy it," independent computer consultant Michael Horowitz said in a presentation. "If your router is given to you by your internet service provider [ISP], you don't want to use it either, because they give away millions of them, and that makes them a prime target both for spy agencies and bad guys."

Horowitz recommended that security-conscious consumers instead upgrade to commercial routers intended for small businesses, or at least separate
their modems and routers into two separate devices. (Many "gateway" units, often supplied by ISPs, act as both.) Failing either of those options, Horowitz gave a list of precautions users could take.


If you are the tech-savvy individual in your house, do not fail to read this from start to finish to help your family stay secure online.

Further reading :
https://routersecurity.org/
https://www.ipaddress.com/articles/change-ip-address
https://www.vpnranks.com/how-to-protect-wi-fi-network/
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