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QUICK TIP: Make sure your internet connection is clean

Melissa Michael

12.08.16 1 min. read

This has got to be the quickest Quick Tip of all. Literally. With just one click, it’s too easy not to do.

You know your computer can be infected. But did you know your router can, too? And because most people just aren’t aware of it, if your router is compromised, it could stay that way a long time without you ever knowing.

Unless, of course, you use our free Router Checker. No need to download anything. Just visit the page and click to start the check.

Hacking your router is just one more method attackers use to display fraudulent advertising, spread malware, or steal your private account credentials. It’s called DNS hijacking.

When you type in a website name, say “cooldomain.com,” you’re directed to a DNS server that will find the website’s IP address – say “44.567.54.69” for example, and display the website you need. But in a DNS hijack, hackers change your router’s settings to direct you to a rogue DNS server. The rogue server will give a malicious IP address, purposely directing you to a website that may look like the one you want, but it’s not.

Here’s an example: Let’s say you want to log into your bank account. But unbeknownst to you, you’re directed to a look-alike website that’s not really your bank. You enter in your bank username and password. Now the attacker has your credentials, which he (or she) can use.

F-Secure Router Checker makes sure the settings on your computers, phones, and routers connect to safe DNS servers.

So what are you waiting for?

Visit the F-Secure Router Checker page and click on “Check Your Router.”

It’s too easy not to do.

Melissa Michael

12.08.16 1 min. read

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2 comments on QUICK TIP: Make sure your internet connection is clean
  1. Eric F. says:

    How long is the router check supposed to check?

  2. Jason says:

    Should check quickly. If not, try another browser.

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