Whenever I set up a router, I make sure to reset the default password for that router. This is the password that allows you to setup and change settings within the router, not the password you might use to connect to your wireless network. That said, some of you might still be using the default password.
An exploit has been discovered that allows a malicious web page to access your router setup information, if it still uses the default password, and change settings within the router. Not a good thing.
If you are wondering if your router still has its factory default password, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you some instructions that will allow you to test for it.
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