Can Routers Get Infected?
I have an Windows system along with the Mac. In the other system the AV shows that my router might be infected. Can it happen in real? Has anyone faced similar issue before?
yes weve seen it before and you will hear alot of problems on podcasts like security now.
i tell people there are simple rules, especially if your not a geek.
1. ALWAYS keep them up to date. find out how to connect to the router to see if its awaiting updates.
2. is your router more than 2 years old & provided by your ISP?
YES - call them, ask them if its been updated recently if not- ask for a newer version.
NO - buy a new one and sell your old one on.
what? why? these rules are not cheap BUT you guarantee updates and no issues.
For the more techy, if you have problems reboot the router (most of these issues are not written to your router's rom so live in memory and are wiped at reboot).
if the problem persists, it could be that some nefarious type has found a way in too bounce there traffic through you. Reset to factory, then try to update your firmaware. if this still doesnt help, check to see if your router is supported by https://dd-wrt.com/ or https://openwrt.org/ or http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato