Almost all Russian routers are vulnerable – their owners can easily be robbed
Almost all Russian routers are vulnerable – their owners can easily be robbed

Almost all Russian routers are vulnerable – their owners can easily be robbed

Уязвимы почти все российские роутеры – их владельцев могут запросто ограбить During an independent investigation recently conducted, experts from Avast analyzed 16 million Russian “smart” houses. They announced the results at the MWC conference in Barcelona, making a report on cybersecurity issues. According to their data, 44 percent of smart homes and 97 percent of routers in Russia have vulnerabilities that are attractive to cybercriminals. Experts tested more than a million Russian home networks and identified several vulnerabilities that, in their opinion, were relevant in a number of other countries. As noted in the report, in our country, approximately 20% of houses have more than five devices connected constantly. And almost every second domestic “smart” house has at least one problem gadget that can jeopardize the security of the entire network. The report also says that 97 percent of routers have vulnerabilities. Having connected, for example, a children’s video monitor to the network or having bought a TV with the Smart TV option, many users do not understand at all how it would be possible to protect all these technologies. In the meantime, in order to gain full access to the entire home network, an attacker only needs to find one problematic (from a security point of view) gadget. Further, he easily gets access to all other technological devices, as well as to confidential data stored and transmitted with their help. The hacker will be able to listen to voice messages and watch videos in real time. You can protect your family and home from scammers by following the simple recommendations of experts. To increase the security of your digital home, you need to use only two-factor authentication and the most complex passwords. It is advisable to update the software in a timely manner. If any of the devices in the system starts to fail, it is important to call the wizards in a timely manner to solve the problem. According to many experts, the main problem in this section is elementary passwords. Most users do not bother with keys, so passwords are very straightforward. In addition, about one third of Russian digital homes do not install current security fixes at one time.

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