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Message 49694 - Posted: 2 Aug 2014, 19:33:13 UTC

This link deals with modem security problems. (It's followed by an article which should interest Tor users.),news-19245.html

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Most gateway routers used by home customers are profoundly not secure, and some routers are so vulnerable to attack that they should be thrown out, a security expert said at the HOPE X hacker conference in New York...

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Message 49698 - Posted: 3 Aug 2014, 9:24:19 UTC - in response to Message 49694.

Interestingly, I have a router/modem from my isp and it isn't full of the security holes listed.

Surprisingly it doesn't mention the simple security measure of turning off the modem when computers are not in use.

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Message 56908 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 15:54:53 UTC - in response to Message 49698.

at my last place in Saskatchewan, they replaced my modem one day, and I couldn't change the DNS or the WIFI password. I contacted them to come replace it (I'm not using some bunk redneck DNS), and they told me it had been destroyed. lol. the tech literally left my house 15 minutes previous... I complained a bit, and they came the next day with my modem. actually, there was a day where like, the whole province didn't have internet, but I did. lol. the internet there is a Crown Corporation, read: above Monopoly laws... but I digress. modem and WIFI security are very important, but try to tell that to some ISPs. :\

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