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Topic # 100227 5-Apr-2012 14:27 Send private message

Hi All,
It has been recently announced that a way was found to hack Wifi by using a gap in WPS security. You can find heaps of articles on google in this regards. Basically, the common advice is to switch the WPS off.
I've checked that my home network based on the telecom's DLS modem has the WPS active and I can't find in the modem's menu how to actually switch it off.
May be someone can advise of how to do this? Does telecom actually doing something about this issue?
Because now you don't really need to be a hacker to get an access to someone's network. The prepared images with linux and all the tools are available in the internet. This really scares me.

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  Reply # 605758 5-Apr-2012 15:28 Send private message

http://www.telecom.co.nz/whatsnew/possiblemodemsecurityrisk

Plus a link down the bottom to

http://telecom.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25608

With step by step instructions on how to change your Telecom supplied modem.




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  Reply # 605799 5-Apr-2012 16:44 Send private message

Yep it is REALLY easy to hack, and it totally destroys a tonne of modems/routers. The Vodafone ones are really vulnerable. 



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  Reply # 605874 5-Apr-2012 20:06 Send private message

plambrechtsen: http://www.telecom.co.nz/whatsnew/possiblemodemsecurityrisk

Plus a link down the bottom to

http://telecom.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25608

With step by step instructions on how to change your Telecom supplied modem.

Thanks a lot,
Just two comments regarding the instructions on the web site:
1. Win7 doesn't have telnet client installed by default. You need to type the following command to install it first:
pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"

2. The user name is case sensitive, so, it should br Administrator, not administrator.

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