UPnP is what allows your devices to recognize each other because they are on the same network. For example, if you buy a new printer and connect it to your Wi-Fi, it might recognize your computer automatically. While UPnP is convenient, it makes it less complicated for hackers to access your accounts. You can turn […]
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) allows devices on your network, such as computers and printers, to locate and connect with one another. While this feature is convenient, it also serves as a gateway for hackers. You can disable UPnP anytime by going to the corresponding settings on your router.
The recent VPN Filter malware revealed the abundance of security issues in many of the Internet routers we rely on every day. One vulnerability you can close right away involves universal plug and play (UPnP), a service for automatically configuring some devices on the network. Turn it off unless you’re sure you need it.
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