Routers are vulnerable to attacks. Once compromised, an attacker can disable a network, launch a ransomware attack, manipulate DNS, attack internal systems or other sites. Explore possible attacks and best practices to secure your router.
- [Instructor] An edge router sits at the edge or boundary…of a network and is the gateway to the outside world.…Routers, like most devices, are vulnerable to attacks.…Hackers take advantage of security flaws…in order to gain access to routers…so they can manipulate the configuration settings…in the admin panel.…Once compromised, an attacker can disable an entire network,…manipulate DNS to redirect traffic,…and attack internal systems or even other sites.…
Attackers can take advantage…of Server Message Block vulnerabilities…by infiltrating and infecting systems with ransomware.…If a router is configured to be a DNS server,…hackers can either poison or hijack the server.…If the attacker poisons the DNS cache,…this will redirect users from the actual requested sites…to malware-infecting advertising sites.…DNS hijacking changes the DNS settings…so that all your traffic requests are directed…to a rogue DNS server that is managed by an attacker.…
Attackers gain access to a router by using malware,…using a brute force attack,…
- How ransomware works
- Types of ransomware
- Safeguarding Windows
- Securing your router
- Updating software and operating systems
- Spam, phishing, and spoofing
- Reporting ransomware
Skill Level Beginner
Ransomware: Practical Reverse Engineeringwith Malcolm Shore1h 22m Intermediate
Malware: Defense and Responsewith Scott M Burrell40m 46s Intermediate
Windows Performance Toolkit: Malware Analysiswith Thomas Pantels1h 4m Intermediate
1. Ransomware Overview
2. Types of Ransomware
3. Safeguarding Windows
4. Good Practice
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