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Standard User Moto
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 10-Mar-14 18:01:45
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Security flaw in Superhub2


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Got a Netgear router from Virgin Media? Change your admin password NOW

"The vulnerability, identified by IT consultant Paul Moore, means Virgin Media Superhub router/modem combo devices leak users' passwords every time they reboot. The issue arises because the Netgear-manufactured device brings up the Wi-Fi card without any form of encryption."

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Mon 10-Mar-14 21:17:50
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Re: Security flaw in Superhub2


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someone mentioned this too on the VM forum.. what could they actually do if they got in?

afterall the reset/power buttons is physically here with us.
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Mon 10-Mar-14 21:42:02
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Re: Security flaw in Superhub2


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best to use 17-24 long chars password with lower, cap letters mixed with numbers

plusnetfttc72/17meg virginmediacable152/12meg

Edited by adslmax (Mon 10-Mar-14 21:42:48)


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Standard User mlmclaren
(learned) Mon 10-Mar-14 23:54:10
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Re: Security flaw in Superhub2


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Think it's just when you restart the sh2 the network are un-enchrypted at first and if someone connects and then goes to 192.168.0.1 and the login password is default they can then see what the wpa is once the network enchrypts itself.

Sorry for bad typing on ipad and don't work to well on here.

MLM
Standard User brandscill
(member) Wed 12-Mar-14 08:36:31
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Re: Security flaw in Superhub2


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They really need to randomise the passwords for the routers. Many people just have the engineer come round plug it in and use it, they'll never login to the interface and change the password from the default.
Standard User brandscill
(member) Wed 12-Mar-14 08:38:34
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Re: Security flaw in Superhub2


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They'd be on your network for a start so could take full advantage of any security flaw on any equipment you have.
Standard User mlmclaren
(learned) Wed 12-Mar-14 13:15:04
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Re: Security flaw in Superhub2


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Well it needs to be like the BT Home Hub 3's system where everybody's GUI password was different, but the still broadcasted the SSID with a number after the BT HUB 3.

It should be a mandatory setup stage in accessing the broadband if you ask me.

I always recommend this when advising or setting up customers.

MLM
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