Is your home router vulnerable to the NetUSB or Backdoor? Unless you update your router’s firmware, chances are, your home network is exposed to hijacking and hacking. Today’s modern router by TP-Link, D-Link, Asus, NetGear, Cisco Linksys and many more comes with a simple web based update, just visit the router’s web interface (192.168.1.1) and hit the update button.
As of late, some security companies are releasing their own router with antivirus, they are Bitdefender BOX, BullGuard Dojo and Norton Core just to name a few. These routers are highly recommended for businesses that provide free public wifi.
New software vulnerabilities are being discovered in many smart devices every day, and hackers are taking advantage of these security flaws to target homes and businesses. It is time to start thinking about the security of your smart devices.
Free via Avast Free Antivirus
Wi-Fi Inspector can be found in Avast Free Antivirus, it scans your network for vulnerabilities and identifies potential security issues that open the door to threats. This feature checks the status of your network, devices connected to the network, and router settings. Wi-Fi Inspector helps you secure your network to prevent attackers from accessing it and misusing your personal data. Wi-Fi Inspector exposes the following vulnerabilities:
- Weak or default passwords (for Wi-Fi and router administration)
- Router firmware vulnerabilities (for most common vendors)
- Non-encrypted, unsecured wireless networks
- DNS hijacking (on devices and routers)
- Open network ports (for remote access, Telnet, etc.)
30-Days Trial via Panda Internet Security
Panda Protection Service (available in Panda Internet Security) includes a Wi-Fi Monitor that allows users to see the computers connected to their Wi-Fi network, helping users to detect intruders in their WiFi network, audit the security of the network, etc.
The WiFi protection is available from the widget WiFi protection available from the main interface and it offers the following options. WiFi auditing. Audits the Wi-Fi network searching for vulnerabilities, and provides recommendations to improve network security. This analysis checks the following aspects.
Free and super-fast Wi-Fi scanner for your home network. Bitdefender Home Scanner looks for vulnerable devices and passwords, and offers detailed security recommendations for your home network. Home Scanner lets you see all devices connected to your home network. You get an alert every time an unknown device connects to your wi-fi. Which means you can instantly boot out freeloaders and prevent connection slowdowns.
4. F-Secure Router Checker
Free Web Based / Only Test DNS Hijacking
Router Checker is a free web-based tool you can use to check your device’s connection to its DNS resolver, to make sure it is connecting to an authorized DNS server. A mismatch between the two may indicate DNS hijacking is underway.
A DNS hijack means that someone has intentionally modified the settings on your router without your consent. This type of attack allows an attacker to monitor, control, or redirect your Internet traffic. For example, if your router’s DNS has been hijacked, any time you visit an online banking site on any device connected to that router, you may end up being redirected to a fake version of the site.
5. ESET Connected Home Monitor
30-Days Trial via ESET Smart Security Premium
Connected Home Monitor is a new feature included in ESET Smart Security Premium and ESET Internet Security. This feature was introduced as Home Network Protection in version 10. This diagnostic tool provides information about the security of your router. It also displays a list of devices connected to your network.
It may be necessary to consult support resources for your router or contact your internet service provider to resolve certain issues within your home network if you lease or own a device they provided.