The FBI has issued a warning and is advising people to turn their routers off and back on again to help halt the spread of a dangerous piece of Russian malware.  The software has infected hundreds of thousands of devices.  The FBI sent out a warning which states the Russians could use the routers to collect information by reading people’s internet activity or to shut down their internet entirely.  “The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device

exploitation and blocking network traffic,” the FBI said, adding the scope of the problem is “significant.” In response, the FBI recommends routers be restarted to temporarily disrupt the malware and aid in the potential identification of infected devices. “Owners are advised to consider disabling remote management settings on devices and secure with strong passwords and encryption when enabled. Network devices should be upgraded to the latest available versions of firmware,” the warning read. READ MORE