How to prevent your router being hacked

It is common that routers are hacked. Poorly secured routers are very vulnerable and people and businesses pay far too little attention to this. Tech-Wales will provide you with guidance to prevent your router being hacked.

Change the standard password on your router

Let’s start with one of the most important things. it is important to change the (standard) password of your router. If you have never done this before, it is easy for router hackers to hack into your router. That’s because hackers are very knowledgeable about the most popular default passwords.

If you choose to change your password, it is wise to choose a unique password. This will make it difficult to hack your router, because hackers like to take advantage of easy-to-guess passwords.

It is also important to purchase a good router. But what is a good quality router? Vulnerabilities in routers are often discovered on devices that are high on the bestseller lists. You would expect these to be the best products. However, hackers can often attack a lot of people via these devices.

It is also important to always keep the router’s firmware up-to-date. Any open ports on the router are also best closed for third parties.

How to prevent your router being hacked

What can a hacker get by hacking your router?

What can a hacker get by hacking your router? Hackers have many reasons to attack your devices. One of the reasons is data theft, but hackers can also spy on you. You have to imagine that all your traffic on the internet is being tracked by people. Hackers can see exactly what you are doing on the internet and what you are looking for.

A hacker can also start using your internet connection. A danger of this is that it can even cause illegal pages to be opened under your name.

What to do if your router gets hacked?

If despite your efforts for a strong password and a well-secured internet connection, your router is still hacked, it’s time to take action. It is best to remove internet cables and other cables that are connected from the router, so that the router is no longer connected to the internet. If that is successful, you will have to change the factory settings, after which you can eventually create a new password.

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