what is the problem
Wi-Fi routers – may seem like simple devices that ‘relay’ internet connections between wireless devices.
But did you know that if the same Wi-Fi router is vulnerable, it can be used to steal a lot of data about you without your knowledge?
This is not a far-fetched story!
Just made a comedy… If you laugh by saying that this happens in Hollywood movies, watch it!
Because security experts have warned that hackers have developed sophisticated malware that spreads through Wi-Fi routers, infiltrates systems (laptops, computers) and is capable of infecting some companies’ Wi-Fi routers!
The name of that malware – ZuorAT
ZuorAT is a malware that is capable of working in a very sophisticated way – disguised – while stealing data about someone.
Discovered by Lumen Technologies, this ZuorAT malware has infected some popular companies’ Wi-Fi routers – shocking news.
What are the names of those companies? Can I replace specific Wi-Fi routers? How does this malware work? How to stay away from it? Let’s take a closer look!
Which companies’ routers are at risk?
If you’re using a Wi-Fi router from companies like Asus, Cisco, DrayTek, and Netgear, be careful. Because the routers of the above mentioned companies have been found to be infected with ZuorAT malware.
The worst news is that this malware spreads at the “edge” of targeted networks undetected for years.
Assault and theft; How to escape?
Although router-related cyber attacks are very common, this malware has a sophisticated architecture that can steal even large amounts of data.
The ZuorAT malware can spread through a Wi-Fi router and give hackers access to Windows, macOS, and Linux devices.
Let’s stop getting technical and get down to the nitty-gritty that most of you should know.
Rebooting solves half the problem!
According to a statement from Lumen Technologies, “Wi-Fi router users should follow security practices such as regularly rebooting their routers and installing security updates and patches.
Also, it is wise to update the router firmware to the latest version, which can help solve many Wi-Fi router-related problems, including malware attacks.
Users can also use anti-malware protection services on their Windows and Linux devices to keep their data and apps safe.