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How to secure your router from Cyber Attacks

Hackers nowadays are seen using routers as botnets to launch cyber attacks on large companies and organizations.

So, in such circumstances, here are some steps that will help secure a router from cyber attacks.

Changing Passwords- It is better if you start changing your Wi-Fi password on an occasional note- say once or twice a week. Also, make sure that you are using a WPA2 Security to guard a router as it will allow a newly connecting device to submit a password to connect to the internet. However, things will ease down on this issue when the WPA3 tech enters this business- but still, there’s a lot of time!

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Updating Firmware- Most router manufacturers allow their routers to run on low-grade firmware which helps control the router. At the same time, they allow upgrading to new firmware on an automated note. But not all router producing companies do so. So, it is better if the user takes the initiative to update their devices with the latest firmware which helps safeguard your router against bugs and security flaws.

Disallow Remote Access, UPNP, and WPS- Nowadays, a lot of routers come with a characteristic of allowing their users to remotely access the device- which is, of course, an admin-level feature. Security researchers say that it is better for a user to turn off these features from the router settings to help keep safe the device from unwanted access.

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Guest Network- Most noted companies which offer routers such as Cisco are now offering a broadcast of guest network option to users where certain users can access the internet without gaining control to a computer, specific folder, speakers, printers and such. This helps take control of a user’s access to a network of PCs, storage, printers, and servers.

Trust with Risks- Sometimes routers trust a connecting device and give it access to the web. Perhaps, these devices can also throw an entire network to a potential risk of secretly opening an entry point to hackers. So, better be aware of such risks and proceed.

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