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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:12 pm 
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FBI urges router owners to perform a reboot to stop VPNFilter malware

Earlier this week, Cisco's security team disclosed a Russian-developed malware called VPNFilter which compromised at least 500,000 routers built by Linksys, MikroTik, NETGEAR, and TP-Link as well as network-attached storage devices manufactured by QNAP. In addition to the threat protections rolled out by Cisco, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has also released a public advisory calling on users of the affected networking devices to reboot the routers in order to destroy the malware.

According to Cisco, the malware is designed to steal website credentials passing through the routers and render the infected small office and home office devices useless. The FBI also said it's currently hard to detect the malware's network activity as it uses encryption and misattributable networks. ... er-malware

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:19 pm 
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Rebooting doesn't get the underlying malware, but it does get the worst parts. The danger is that the malware might connect again.

I'm sick of getting pwned by Russia while the people who are supposed to do something, do nothing.

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