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Your router is set to a weak password!

Configuration of your wireless router is protected by a default or weak login password and hackers can easily break in. Your personal data may be at risk.


The admin interface of your router uses a weak password, or none. Every router has a specialized administrative interface that can be used to configure the router. It is imperative that this interface is protected by a good password - otherwise, anyone can log in to your router and reconfigure it, compromising your entire network. We have found that your router uses a very weak password -- the default password, or one that is easily guessed, or none at all. This leaves your network vulnerable even to attackers with basic skills.


This is a critical issue and we strongly recommend to address it immediately.

Select your router manufacturer to view further instructions on how to change the router admin password:









Can't find your router?


  1. Rename your network. Some routers come with default network names (or SSID) like NETGEAR, LINKSYS etc. We recommend to use a different name because a default name unnecessarily identifies the make of your router, making it easier for attackers to break in.
  2. Do not configure your wireless router to hide the SSID. By making your Wi-Fi network invisible, you are configuring your other devices (such as your PC, tablet, phone, etc.) to broadcast the network name themselves, which may be even more dangerous.
  3. Regularly check who is connected to your network. The router admin interface usually has a section called "Device List", which shows the names of all devices that are connected to the wireless network. Routine checks may reveal unwelcome visitors.
  4. Don't bother with MAC address access filters. They may seem like a good way to safeguard the network, but in fact they are very easy to bypass. They are just not worth the trouble.
  5. Advanced users can change the subnet from 192.168.0.x / 192.168.1.x to something like 10.x.x.x. This is an easy way to increase security, because many attacks today are performed by web snippets trying to access the 192.168.0.x / 192.168.1.x addresses (the most common).

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