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Question FBI want's you to restart you browsers

https://www.today.com/money/how-prot...filter-t129958


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Anyone with a home router should reboot it immediately by unplugging it from the wall, waiting 30 seconds and plugging it back in. The FBI and security experts believe that simple maneuver can disrupt the virus and protect against the threat.


The virus allows hackers to potentially collect personal information and data from your online activities, as well as block your web traffic and possibly make your router inoperable, the FBI said.

Devices manufactured by Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear and TP-Link were among those found to have been affected, according to a report by the security arm of Cisco.

"If you have an older router, the odds are greater it may have shipped with a standard password which is the same across all types of the device. Change the router password, make sure the firmware is update and in some cases, even replace the router," Shuman Ghosemajumder, chief technology officer at Shape Security, told NBC News.

Now am I paranoid in thinking that the only reason the FBI want's people to do that is to install their own spyware?
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https://arstechnica.com/information-...an-we-thought/

Appears to be a real thing. The link above lists the affected routers and explains the problem.
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I think it is more like the FBI that needs restarting.
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yeah... reboot your routes so it will "call home" (to the FBI).
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