Hackers don’t just want to break into your PC – they’re after your router, too. Jane Hoskyn explains how to keep your internet connection safe
You know your PC can be hacked, you know your phone can be hacked and there seem to be new stories every day about websites being hacked. But your router?
Routers are actually very easy for hackers to break into. This is partly because your antivirus isn’t designed to protect your router, but mainly because we tend to be blasé about our router settings. When’s the last time you changed your router’s password or scanned it for malware? Exactly.
Here we’ll show you how to check your router for invaders, then kick them out and keep them out.