- Got a WiFi router made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, or TP-Link? The FBI says you should reboot it as soon as possible (no matter where you are in the world). Doing this will help kill widespread, powerful malware. Believed to be of Russian origin, VPN Filter can “collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command,” Ars Technica reports. If you can, do a factory reset on your device.
“The ‘disrupters’ literally can’t afford to go to war with the powers-that-be. In the case of Spotify, it’s the music labels. With ESPN, it’s the cable companies. But make no mistake, at some point, both will have to.”