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Post by 3alienswebhosting » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:51 pm

Thousands of Hacked Home Routers are Attacking WordPress Sites
Here is two articles that explain it
the second has a link to test your home router
https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/04/ ... wordpress/

test your router
https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/04/ ... ur-router/

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Post by wizzard » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:02 pm

Thanks Mitch - I've used their checking tool at it appears my router is safe. icon_thumbup
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Post by Hal » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:04 am

I heard of a worse case last night.

A friend worked at a language school. She recently rang the owner, who said the school is in serious trouble, due to some rather old phone messaging unit they had, which was hacked, and set on permanent call to pay by the minute numbers, over one particular weekend.

The school then received a bill for 15,000 euros from Orange.

They made it clear that they hadn't been inside the building all weekend, Orange's response was "Tough. Your bill, you pay it!"

They further stated that they had 'sent a warning about vulnerable older equipment....'which of course nobody had seen.

I think to protect themselves, Orange should consider the possibility of sending such 'vital warning information' by recorded delivery avis de reception, so they have proof they sent it....and that it was received.

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Post by Dieselspanner » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:05 pm

Thanks for that Mitch.

Looks like we're ok too.

And well done to all who have improved the site too¬

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Post by Varanoir » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:59 am

Thanks Mitch, all O.k. here! Very useful information.
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