Your router is an important part of your connection to the online world. It gives you a level of protection from the outside world. It distributes the internet to all the computers in your house. But it can also be a major security risk.

All routers come with default passwords. I know this, you know this, and hackers know this. Hackers get lists (which are freely available online) of all the default usernames and passwords for routers. From Linksys to D-Link to Belkin and everything in between. If you have not changed the default credentials, it is very easy for someone More >