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Old February 16, 2007, 04:28 PM
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Computer routers face hijack risk: study @ CBC News

"Researchers at the University of Indiana and Symantec Corp. are warning that about half of internet users with a home router are vulnerable to having the hardware hijacked."




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I'm always suggesting that most folks don't need a firewall other than the standard windoze one if they're behind a hardware router.

Reading this makes me wonder........

Remember folks.... Always change the default username & password on any piece of hardware or software that connects your computer to the outside world!!!!!!!
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Old February 16, 2007, 04:35 PM
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I've always had an extremely long and difficult password on my router to deter this kind of thing but they are right, most people never bother to change the default password.
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