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How to Fix: VPNFilter Router Malware (And Test if Vulnerable)

Infopackets Reader Gord F. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have heard from the media and some friends that I should reboot my router due to Russian malware that is infecting routers. I have done some research on the subject and the story made headlines ... back around May 29, 2018, followed by more updates to suggest that the VPNFilter Router Malware is much worse than originally thought. I have checked and mine does not seem to be on the list of affected routers. What should I do now? " My response: From what I understand, the VPNFilter Router Malware affects routers made by Cisco and Linksys, MikroTik ... (view more)

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Netgear Offers $400 System to Combat Poor WiFi

Netgear is launching its own take on a multi-router system in order to improve WiFi across an entire home. It's not a new idea, but Netgear says its tweaks should give it a significant edge over rival setups. The logic of Netgear's Orbi and similar ... systems is that a single wireless router isn't always enough to cover an entire home adequately. Wireless signals can be weakened by passing through walls and floors, as well as being affected by metal such as pipe work. While that problem has always existed, it's become more noticeable as demand for high-bandwidth activity such as ... (view more)

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Netgear 'Nighthawk' the Fastest Home Router Yet

Not willing to compromise when it comes to your home router? For those of us who stream a lot of music and video content or play demanding video games online, reliable and fast networking equipment is a necessity. That's why it's hard not to be ... impressed with Netgear's new Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (Model R7000), which appears to be the fastest router on the market right now. Serious Hardware for Serious Streamers The Nighthawk is part of Netgear's attempt to establish an in-demand piece of hardware using the new 802.11ac wireless networking standard. This device is powered by ... (view more)

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'NetGear Genie', and 'Dashlane 1.7.8'

NetGear Genie This program provides you with a number of useful tools for monitoring, managing, and repairing your home or business network. Meanwhile, its 'My Media' feature allows you to play music and video files from anywhere in your ... network. Dashlane 1.7.8 Having a hard time keeping track of your many different passwords? Then check out Dashlane, a password manager for the Android mobile operating system. It safely stores your data and then automatically fills log-in and password forms for you upon visiting a trusted site. This ... (view more)

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'NetGear Genie', and 'SnapCrab 1.0.3'

NetGear Genie NetGear Genie is designed to help you easily monitor, manage, and repair your Windows-based home computer network. You can remotely control all of the media stored on your network with NetGear Genie's MyGear feature. This ... software utlity will also allow you to send a document to a network-connected printer from an iPhone or iPad, using its convenient AirPrint feature. SnapCrab 1.0.3 SnapCrab for Windows is a photo capture software tool that can capture and print any part of your computer's display. Capture the image on the whole screen or any part ... (view more)

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