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Home Routers Being Targeted in DNS Hijacking Attack, Trend Micro Says
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nickhudson
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nickhudson,
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10/12/2017 | 8:25:52 AM
What is DNS Hijacking really? And how do we protect?
How do we protect ourselves from the attacks that happened at ISP servers? There are different attacks that happens including spoofing and poisoning. How do someone knows which type of attack has occured?
GlennF622
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GlennF622,
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5/30/2015 | 1:32:51 AM
Re: Is there a defense for installed routers?
There are several things you can do. The first is do a DNS leak test: www (dot) dnsleaktest.com to see if your DNS has been changed or leaking.

I would recommend using an alternate DNS than your ISP's such as OpenDNS so you have built in phishing, botnet, and rogue website protection. You can sign up for a free account to get even more content filtering by category. You change this in your router so everything connected to it gets this protection.

Change your router default password

Check for firmware updates in your router

Use WPA2 encryption on your WIFI and use a random character password. Don't use words as this can be cracked

Go to www (dot) routercheck.com and download the free app for android devices that automatically check for some well known router vulnerabilities on your router.

 
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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5/29/2015 | 7:50:55 PM
Is there a defense for installed routers?
This is an especially nefarious hazard. People sitting in the security of their own homes and doing health care communications or banking transactions aren't thinking about how their router might have been targeted. Is there an effective defense that can be added to home routers with an existing and perhaps outdated copy of DNS? How can you tell if your router has been infected?


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