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Standard User sergiup
(newbie) Fri 04-Nov-16 09:39:51
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Re: Time to upgrade home network

[re: dsf58] [link to this post]
@dsf58 I think that's actually a very good point. As a baseline you should set the 'modem' so that it doesn't respond to WAN-side management requests, but as we've seen recently there's little guarantee that this is 100% secure for now and in future.

In theory, using it as a modem (bridge) only should mean that it doesn't get a public IP address and therefore it would be useless for most DDoS attacks. However, I wouldn't be surprised if some ISPs still assign them an IP address for their management purposes - I may well be wrong but I suspect Virgin do this even if the SuperHub is in modem mode for example.

I don't think there's a way around this really, as long as the modem is another box it will have some sort of potentially exploitable flaws; some manufacturers will be better at reducing the risk and issuing updates, some won't really care.
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