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FBI: Reboot Your Home Router

The FBI is hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia.
May 30, 2018

The FBI is urging the public to reboot their home routers, due to a major malware attack.

The FBI is hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers. The F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on. Officials say that will temporarily disrupt the malware if it is present. Users are also advised to upgrade the device’s firmware and to select a new secure password. If any remote-management settings are in place, the F.B.I. suggests disabling them. The U.S. Justice Department announced a series of actions to combat the attack.

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