Check if Your Router is Vulnerable

At our April meeting David Carpenter drew members attention to a post that I had made the previous day to twitter and Facebook about a tool provided by Wordfence that will very simply allow you to check that your router does not exhibit the “misfortune cookie” vulnerability. Simply click this link https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/04/check-your-router/ and then click the “Scan Me” button near the bottom of the post. You will get a message telling you whether your router is safe or not.

Courtesy of Wordfence.comThis is a very simple measure that is well worth taking. In the past month alone Wordfence have seen over 57,000 unique home routers being used to attack WordPress sites. Those home networks are now being explored by hackers who have full access to them via the hacked home router. They can access workstations, mobile devices, wifi cameras, wifi climate control and any other devices that use the home WiFi network.

FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailFacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail
May 2015

May 2015

May Meeting Our May meeting will take place on Thursday, 7th May.  The meeting will begin at 08:00 sharp and will be held at Capital Business Centre, Carlton Road, South Croydon. One of the extended 6 minute presentation slots will be a presentation by Paul Hooper of the proposed new website for the group. Some… Continue Reading

Meeting Agenda

  • 07:45am - Informal networking with tea & coffee
  • 08:00am - Formal meeting begins with a welcome from the chair
  • 08:05am - First six minute presentation from a member
  • 08:11am - One minute presentations from members begin
  • 08:30am (approx.) - Second six minute member's presentation
  • 08:45am - Referrals, passing of business cards and group business
  • 9:00am - Meeting ends