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Home Routers Under Attack by NSA-Spawned Malware: What to Do

If you have an older home wireless router with the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol activated, there is a substantial chance that the router may have fallen prey to malware developed by none other than the U.S. National Security Agency.

As is common with government “secrets,” the U.S. National Security Agency-developed malware has been leaked to the entire world and now hackers all over the world are using it to gain access to your in-home computer(s).

That’s called “Your taxpayer dollars at work.”

More information about the NSA-developed malware and instructions on how to update your router to avoid the problem may be found in an article by Marshall Honorof in the Tom’s Guide web site at:

You also might want to read the original report of the malware entitled “UPnProxy: EternalSilence” written by researchers at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based data management firm Akamai. The report is available at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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