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Warning: New virus attacks routers, steals Facebook passwords

Warning: New virus attacks routers, steals Facebook passwords
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Your home router is a big tempting target for hackers. Not only is it connected directly to the Internet and easy to attack, it's the gateway to your entire network and every computer or gadget you own.

That's why routers include strong security. Unfortunately, sometimes that security has holes in it. It might be a built-in flaw, or it could be a wrong setting you chose when installing your router.

Now there's a new malware attack spreading quickly across the Internet. The latest threat called the "Moose worm" takes advantage of a specific wrong setting. It's called the Moose worm because the file name it uses is "elan," which is French for moose. It's a worm because it spreads from router to router on its own.

Once it gets into your router, it steals the passwords for any social media accounts you log into. However, what it does with them isn't what you'd think.

Next page: Why it wants your social media and how you can keep it away
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