The sub-topic is about the security aspects of old routers with non-updated firmwares/firewalls which as a result can be picked up by non-targeted scattergun IP Address attacks.
Ransom attacks for instance are far from being confined to professional criminals aiming at major targets, and can come not just from links in dodgy emails but from fairly simply routines probing for known vulnerabilities in popular routers.
You are moving further and further from what was being discussed.
Bear in mind also that the HG612, the equivalent ECI ďmodemĒ and the Vigor 130 are all in fact modem/routers in bridge mode.
I donít think they present a major security risk, but I also believe that anyone in this thread worrying about the security of those and other now unsupported kit have a valid concern, and that any attack is likely to come over the net rather than from a local baddie. All I was saying was that your opinion that they are most likely to come from someone in close proximity picking up the userís routerís wifi connection traffic was way off beam.
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