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Offline Peter

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Router Malware "VPNFilter"
« on: May 30, 2018, 11:24:17 AM »
Folks.

A security heads up from various agencies on the router infection "VPNFilter".  :( >:( :( >:( :(

!. From CNet <  https://tinyurl.com/yah8nrgu  >

2. From Symantec (Norton) < https://tinyurl.com/y7qobvlb  > includes the list of (so far identified) affected devices.

3. From Silicon Republic <  https://tinyurl.com/yce8enn5  >

Resetting your router and updating the firmware (if available) rather than just rebooting, appears to the recommended course of action,

Be safe, be secure.

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« Last Edit: May 30, 2018, 11:34:21 AM by Peter »
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Re: Router Malware "VPNFilter"
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 08:21:57 PM »
Thank you, I saw this the other day online and updated my firmware that day, hopefully others will do the same now that you posted this.
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Re: Router Malware "VPNFilter"
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 08:10:40 AM »
Lee.

What I do when accessing my financial accounts, here and abroad, is to unplug the internet "live side tail" from the router and connect it to the laptop. Therefor bypassing the router completely, which is one less possible security area to worry about.

As my router is very close to my 'working' desk, this is not a big problem to me. Stretch up 6 feet, plug out, sit down, plug in, do the biz. Plug out, stretch up 6 feet, plug in, finished.

Works for me.  :) May not for others though.  :(

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Re: Router Malware "VPNFilter"
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 07:39:21 PM »
Lee.

What I do when accessing my financial accounts, here and abroad, is to unplug the internet "live side tail" from the router and connect it to the laptop. Therefor bypassing the router completely, which is one less possible security area to worry about.

As my router is very close to my 'working' desk, this is not a big problem to me. Stretch up 6 feet, plug out, sit down, plug in, do the biz. Plug out, stretch up 6 feet, plug in, finished.

Works for me.  :) May not for others though.  :(

Peter
Sounds good but wouldn't work for me, as my router input is PLDT Fibre connection.


Edit by Steve: Fixed quote.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 08:16:44 PM by Steve & Myrlita »
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Re: Router Malware "VPNFilter"
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 09:59:04 AM »
Sounds good but wouldn't work for me, as my router input is PLDT Fibre connection.


Edit by Steve: Fixed quote.

David.

Last time I had a fibre home connection for internet and telephone, I bought an adapter (splitter/filter) for the incoming cable. There were 2 outputs on the adapter, one a normal telephone jack and the other was an ADSL output for the ADSL router.

This meant I could use any compatible ADSL router of my choice, not what an IP tried to force me to use. (My choice at the time was a Belkin ADSL2+G.)

The adapter I used was made by "D-Link" and they have various models, with the connections depending on the country you are resident in. Not to say there aren't others, but D-Link was my preference at the time.

I have seen, but not in the Philippines, other adapters where you can connect, either of a laptop's LAN or modem sockets, to the ADSL incoming cable end. Maybe available on-line though, if anyone wants to go down that road.

Peter

« Last Edit: June 01, 2018, 10:13:59 AM by Peter »
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Re: Router Malware "VPNFilter"
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 06:43:31 PM »
David.

Last time I had a fibre home connection for internet and telephone, I bought an adapter (splitter/filter) for the incoming cable. There were 2 outputs on the adapter, one a normal telephone jack and the other was an ADSL output for the ADSL router.

This meant I could use any compatible ADSL router of my choice, not what an IP tried to force me to use. (My choice at the time was a Belkin ADSL2+G.)

The adapter I used was made by "D-Link" and they have various models, with the connections depending on the country you are resident in. Not to say there aren't others, but D-Link was my preference at the time.

I have seen, but not in the Philippines, other adapters where you can connect, either of a laptop's LAN or modem sockets, to the ADSL incoming cable end. Maybe available on-line though, if anyone wants to go down that road.

Peter

Thanks for that Peter, sounds good.  Yes I had a D Link router before and was very happy with it.
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Re: Router Malware "VPNFilter"
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 11:49:19 AM »
There has been an update on the makes/models which are affected by VPNFilter malware.

See < https://tinyurl.com/y7cjuygu > for latest list.

Stay safe.


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