Question Router Update Scare

Sep 29, 2020
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I went to “routerlogin.com” and logged in to change my password for an unrelated reason, and I saw an option on the Netgear Genie site to update my router. this was my first time going to this site, and I noticed the “not secure” sign on my search bar, which freaked me out. Never the less, I clicked download update and was met with various signs telling me to wait for updates to be completed, and finally a blue progress bar. This really concerned me because it looked like something was downloading from an unsecure web page. I let it finish, because I had been directed to “routerlogin.com” from another search i had done previously to find out how to change my router password. my router restarted and I assumed the update process had run it’s course.

I called a computer tech company I use regularly who told me that this was normal because I was accessing a secure data base.

this seems to make sense but i was wondering if someone could confirm that I wasnt accessing some kind of spoofed website or that there wasnt any kind of malicious risk to my internet devices.
 
Sep 12, 2020
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For Netgear router users, "routerlogin.com " is not a website on the Internet - it's your router's configuration settings page and it lives inside your router.

There's no need to worry because you weren't accessing an insecure webpage on the Internet.
 
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Sep 29, 2020
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For Netgear router users, "routerlogin.com " is not a website on the Internet - it's your router's configuration settings page and it lives inside your router.

There's no need to worry because you weren't accessing an insecure webpage on the Internet.
and does the same go for when you type in that 10 digit number on the bottom of your modem (XXX.XXX.XXX.X or http:/XXX.XXX.XXX.X)?
 

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