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(There don’t appear to be any exploits in the DNSChanger malware that target routers with fully updated firmware.) -- Start by logging into your router's administrative interface and looking for an easy update mechanism.

Some brands, such as Apple, have dedicated desktop applications that manage and update routers.

It runs in the background of your computer, so there’s a high chance you are using it without realising. Security website Fire Eye discovered hackers were targeting vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player called CVE-2015-3113.

Writing on the company’s blog Erica Eng and Dan Caselden said malicious emails were being sent that “included links to compromised web servers that served either benign content or a malicious Adobe Flash Player file that exploits CVE-2015-3113.” Fire Eye informed Adobe of its discovery and Adobe released a software patch.

If there's no known exploit, the malware simply tries default administrative credentials instead, which will work if you didn't change your router's username and password when you first set it up.

(There's no known connection between this malware campaign, which started in late October, and the vulnerabilities found last week in Netgear’s Nighthawk routers.) If there is an exploit, the malware hijacks the router, and the criminals behind this malvertising campaign get to control your internet activities.

Software giant Adobe is urging Flash users to download a software patch after the discovery of flaw that could be exploited by hackers.

Details about the malvertising scheme comes from the enigmatic French security researcher known as Kafeine, who wrote them up in a blog posting for Proofpoint, a Sunnyvale, California-based security firm.This hasn’t been a good week to own a home or small office Wi-Fi router.First, a huge vulnerability strikes Netgear devices; now, a new malvertising campaign is attacking at least 166 models from multiple manufacturers.In a statement Adobe said the patch “addresses a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-3113) that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.“Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2015-3113 is being actively exploited in the wild via limited, targeted attacks.

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