security emailSecurity warning...20


security emailSecurity warning...20

Just got an Email warning about my R6220 router needing a security update. Looks legit but just last week I almost had my id stolen. Maybe I'm a little paranoid, or maybe alot! but I'm reluctant to loggin to their suggested link for fear of phishing.


From: NETGEAR Security <>    Received: 6:52 PM ET


Security Updates Available


NETGEAR values the security of your network and data so we have released new firmware updates for your WiFi router to enhance your security.
To update your router's firmware, use a computer that is connected to your router's network and log in to your router at Select Advanced > Administration, click the Firmware Update or Router Update button, click the Check button, and follow the prompts. If there are no firmware updates available, then no further action is required.
To read detailed instructions or watch a video demonstrating the steps, visit How do I update my NETGEAR router's firmware using the Check button in the router's web interface?
For more information about the security issues that we have fixed, visit our Security Advisory Page and enter your model number in the Security Advisory Search box, then press Enter.


NETGEAR's mission is to be the innovative leader in connecting the world to the Internet. To achieve this mission, we strive to earn and maintain your trust by delivering products that are secure and by protecting the privacy and security of your data. NETGEAR is constantly on the lookout for both known and unknown threats. Being proactive rather than reactive to emerging security issues is fundamental for product support at NETGEAR.

If you have a security-related support concern, you can contact NETGEAR customer support at

Your security is important to us. Thank you for being a NETGEAR customer.


Any thoughts?

Model: R6220|AC1200 Smart WiFi Router with External Antennas
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