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Tip: Check Your Router for VPNFilter

Tip: Check Your Router for VPNFilter

VPNFilter is malware designed to infect routers and certain network attached storage devices. As of 24 May 2018, it is estimated to have infected approximately 500,000 routers worldwide, though the number of at-risk devices is larger. It can steal data, contains a “kill switch” designed to disable the infected router on command, and is able to persist should the user reboot the router. The FBI believes that it was created by the Russian Fancy Bear group.

Symantec has now delivered an online examination tool that will quickly identify if your router is infected with VPNFilter.

VPNFilter Checker: http://www.symantec.com/filtercheck/

Running the tool will give you an immediate notification if your router is infected or not. If infected, there are also steps provided on how to remove the malware.


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