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Here is Why You Should… !! CHANGE YOUR ROUTER PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY !!

Here is Why You Should… !! CHANGE YOUR ROUTER PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY !!

Today, we have an extremely informative article about your router password that everybody including iOS and Android users alike should read and understand. In fact, if you bought a router recently or even within the past 10 years, you should read this article.  Please don’t take this warning from FBI lightly.

When routers come out of manufacturing factories in Mexico, Asia or United States they are often updated with a default firmware that the manufacture has set up a long time ago.  Router software is updated from time to time, but the default username and password stay the same for most part.

Most if not all manufactures set up the initial firmware using a default admin and user password.  Often times, the username is blank and the password is admin.  This was true for my NetGear and Linksys router.  It is important to change this because if somebody has access to your wi-fi connection they can really disrupt or even intercept your traffic through your router access portal.  By changing the factory default username and password you will essentially be putting a lock on your router. Preventing anybody including people who have access to your wi-fi to penetrate it.

If you do not make it a point to change your router password after you set up your router, you are probably vulnerable to router hacks.

All Router Password Available Publicly

To see if your password is vulnerable head over to this site and submit your router manufacture and click “find password”

If you select “Linksys”; you’ll notice the page loads up with all Linksys routers and their Model.  Select your router from the dropdown and check your router password.  The default username and password might still be the same.  If you are unable to find the exact model, try a similar model.  It’s very likely that the passwords are similar.

Again, head over here and see if your router passwords are left for the world to see.