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Symantec releases free VPNFilter checker

Online security is not just something for the rich and famous to worry about but increasingly the proliferation of broadband routers is leading to malware writers finding new and inventive ways to cause problems for the average person.

The VPNFilter malware is different in that it has various modes of operation and while the new Symantec tool to check for the malware is not perfect it does provide a quick and easy way for those whose day job is not Internet security to see if they are suffering from the malware.

The free online tool from Symantec looks at whether SSL traffic is impacted by the ssler plugin it also gives guidance on what to do if the tool does detect the plugin.

We'd love to take credit for spotting the tool, but that credit goes to The Register.


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