The Router-Based Malware “VPNFilter” and How to Protect Yourself

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Recently there’s been a somewhat worrying public service announcement from the FBI that everyone should reboot their routers. They advise to do this to prevent a nasty piece of router malware from taking hold of your hardware. Given how this is large enough for the FBI to give a public service announcement, it can be unsettling to think about what might be lurking within your router. So, what is it, and what can you do? Let’s break down this new threat to see what it is, how it works, and what you can do to protect yourself from it. Related:

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