Worried about malware on your router? Here’s how to keep it safe.
Your router isn’t as safe as you think — malware has infected many of them, and could put you at risk. Here’s how to check your router for malware and keep it safe.
There have been many reported malware attacks on routers, including routers made by Linksys and Asus. Malware can not only harm your network and systems, but it can use your router to launch denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Web sites. This spring, the Web security firm Incapsula discovered a botnet composed of tens of thousands of routers that had been used to launch such exploits.