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Check Your Home Router For This Vulnerability NOW

Hey, there!

As part of the Science category of what we teach in the VO2GoGo curriculum, I want you to be use best practices when using technology – and that means being aware of and keeping yourself protected from attempts to compromise your system.

Today, I want you to know about and test your system to see if you’re subject to a particularly nasty security hole in your home internet system’s router. And it couldn’t be more simple to do – no tech savviness needed at all. Here’s the skinny – and I’d do it NOW.

I use a product called Wordfence to protect the VO2GoGo.com site, and all my other sites. Their security plugin works tirelessly to keep me and all of your information safe. But the company that created Wordfence does more than just write software; they also research and publish information about potential threats before they become widespread. And, more importantly, if they can, they show you how to test to see if you’re vulnerable to those threats.

Recently, Wordfence published an article that described how hackers are using automated software “bots” to test whether or not routers around the internet are leaving a particular port (7547 to be exact) open. A port is a doorway into and out of your router that internet traffic of various types can flow through, and there are about 65,000 ports in every router, including yours.

If this particular port is open, and your router is older and has a particular type of software installed, hackers can see this and exploit that vulnerability. If they do, they can take over your router without you knowing it, steal your data, and use your router to launch attacks on other routers around the internet.

That is bad.

But – you can test it, without having any tech knowledge at all, and fix it if need be by contacting your ISP. Just visit their article, and use the SCAN ME button within the article itself. Here’s the link to the article:

https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/04/check-your-router/

You don’t have to understand every little detail about how hackers can use that port to attack WordPress sites and other routers, just that you need to test it to make sure you’re not vulnerable to that attack.

Have you been made aware of any other threats? Were you vulnerable or safe with this one? Let me know in the comments below.

Hope this helps.

David

10 Responses to 6 Steps to a Perfect VO Demo

  1. Kelli August 18, 2011 at 2:58 am #

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  2. David Britz September 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

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  3. David Britz October 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Can’t wait to record my Narration VO Demo!! :))

  4. Mike Brang December 31, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Having a well-produced demo is one of the most important things in the VO business. I had a number of demos made from other producers in the past and they all had one thing in common — that manufactured, cookie cutter sound!
    What sets David apart from the rest, besides his affordable price and tremendously fast turn around time, is that all of the clips you record with him sound unique. Each spot sounds like an actual commercial you recorded for a job.
    My agent loved the quality and even asked who produced it to refer his other talent there!

    Thanks again, David for producing such a great, high quality demo for me. You made the process relaxing and enjoyable. I urge anyone reading this unsolicited reply to listen to David’s student demos to hear the difference for yourself. Anyone would be lucky to work with him

  5. Kristy Liles February 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

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  6. Frank June 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

    David

    When v123 indicates the audition is for a student/ nonprofit are we to assume it is for $0. If so, why does the audition ask for an amount to be entered?

  7. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    David,
    I did get this scam through Voice 123. In our discourse, they offered me the gig and they gave me the name of a legit local place to record and the same runaround with the money. I didn’t send anything, but instead, I called the studio to make sure the booking was for the day we set up, and lo and behold, the people there had no idea what I was talking about. I then tried to call back my “contact person” who was setting this up and there was a fax machine beep on the other end. I immediately contacted Voice 123 and told them what had happened. You know what they say…if it sounds togaed to be true, it probably is. Thanks for the reminder!
    Shirley

  8. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    …too good…not togaed.
    The one time spell check didn’t work!

  9. Bernard Prame July 1, 2017 at 9:44 pm #

    extremely helpful demo. Thank you!

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