A recent poll by Broadband Genie, a UK Internet Service provider (ISP), found that the vast majority of users – including some small businesses – have never changed the default administrator password on their router, thereby leaving themselves wide open for all sorts of cybercrime mayhem.
The survey also found that 52% had never changed the network name, updated the firmware, or checked to see what devices are on their network.
And 48% said they didn’t understand why they would need to make these changes.
If your small business is simply using the router/modem supplied by your ISP (not a good idea), make sure you get these items taken care of ASAP. And regularly review your router’s logs for suspicious activity. And if you don’t know how or why, contact us for some help.
Everyone stay safe out there!