First, let's clear up any confusion between an Internet modem and a home router.
Your Internet modem is the device provided by your Internet provider and links your home to the Internet, much the same as a phone landline connects a phone to your phone company.
In contrast, the purpose of your home router is to securely connect all your wired and wireless devices, such as computers, smartphones, and TVs, to your Internet modem. Common home router brands include Netgear, TP-Link, and Linksys.
Your home router should be set up and maintained by a trained professional.
Following are the most critical security practices for home router setup and the most common points of a cyberattack when not followed.
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