Is Your Home Router Safe?

Last week Cisco’s Talos security division released an extensive blog post informing the public of a widespread infection in low end routers, usually used for home and small offices. It is called VPNFilter. Business routers with active subscriptions (such as a Sonicwall router) are not affected. Thousands of lower end business and consumer devices with no intrusion protection system (IPS)/anti-virus/malware protection are the devices that have been compromised. According to the report published by Cisco the known devices affected are Linksys, Mikro Tik, NETGEAR, TP-Link, and even QNAP’s network-attached storage (NAS) devices. Sudora advises to power cycle your router when you get home today and to upgrade your router’s firmware as soon as possible. Make this a habit of rebooting the router and watching for future firmware updates on a regular basis (recommend at least monthly). If you need help please call the Sudora Helpdesk at 314-993-4555.

On May 25th, 2018 the FBI released this Public Service Announcement that stated “Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers. The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic.”

If your network is being monitored by Sudora no action is required from you! We do strongly recommend updating the firmware of any routers at your home to make sure your home network is not vulnerable.  For assistance with updating the firmware and protecting your network  call us at 314-993-4555 or Contact us.