The FBI's Warning on Routers

By Gabriel Castro
The FBI’s Warning on Routers

What has become of our little world of IT?  Before I was serious about computers, they were mostly a hobby for geeks.  Then one day someone invents a killer application and suddenly all accountants need computers.  Flash forward: computers have become critical to our daily lives. Along with this shift has come an interest by people with harmful intentions.

Now, as we use these machines on a daily basis, we have to be aware of the risks that come along with them. In fact, we have to worry about what entire countries are doing with malware.  It is becoming tougher and tougher to remain secure when the budget of an entire country takes a stab at breaking into devices.

Recently, the FBI warned against hackers that are targeting hundreds of thousands of home office routers in attempt to steal user names and passwords, and even going as far as shutting down your internet connection completely.

Who really needs to worry?

First, the device manufactures with any known issues are: ASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Linksys, MicroTik, Netgear, QNAP, TP-Link, Ubiquiti Networks, Upvel, and ZTE. Note that only QNAP devices which access the internet are of concern.

We've acquired an updated list of affected devices from Cisco Talos Group's blog (as of 6/19/2018 - 2:30PM). Due to its length, we've embedded the list in a drop-down tab. Click on the link below to view it.

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