Reboot your router to avoid Russian malware, FBI warns: What you need to know
In some cases, a full factory reset may be required
By Brad Chacos
Senior Editor, PCWorld | MAY 30, 2018 8:53 AM PT
Your gateway to the Internet may be the portal that foreign hackers are using to snatch your data. The FBI recently issued a security noticewarning that all home and small office routers should be rebooted after Cisco’s Talon group discovered sophisticated Russian-linked “VPNFilter” malware infecting at least 500,000 networking devices.
Here’s what you need to know about VPNFilter and the FBI’s guidance to reboot your router—which might not even safeguard against the malware completely.