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Topic # 110135 3-Oct-2012 19:19 Send private message


My NETGEAR DGND3700 keeps issuing Security Alert [0A:EF:87] messages.
[DOS Attack] : 2 [IP Spoof] packets detected in last 20 seconds, source ip [192.168.0.2].

This IP address is my Brother HL-4150 CDN printer. Why is this happening? Should I be concerned.


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  Reply # 695769 3-Oct-2012 19:22 Send private message

False positive




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  Reply # 695772 3-Oct-2012 19:24 Send private message

Its the Chinese government planting software in your printer when it was assembled. They're taking over the world one printer at a time.

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  Reply # 695774 3-Oct-2012 19:28 Send private message

I think it's probably the router giving false positives.



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  Reply # 695775 3-Oct-2012 19:30 Send private message

boby55: Its the Chinese government planting software in your printer when it was assembled. They're taking over the world one printer at a time.


That's so getting less and less funny, though it's not the Chinese who scare me the most.

I've seen the size of cameras on phones, my TV has a net port on it and the front of the TV is all plastic, like I'd have a clue if there's a camera hiding behind the plastic!

New PVR has more computing power than my last laptop upgrade and also sits facing us all in the living room and is also connected to the net.






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  Reply # 696335 4-Oct-2012 19:01 Send private message

My guess is that if you set the IP address as static and disabled all the network access retry types (default is auto) and IPv6 if not used, then the repetitive and determined network connection algorithm may rescind it's attack on your network.

I would say something witty, ....but....I've got nothing. 



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  Reply # 696536 5-Oct-2012 01:42 Send private message

We were warned a few years ago by some security expert on slashdot about botnets within printers - and with ipv6 and the smart kitchen, it is highly likely that your fridge and toaster will at some point, try and kill you.

But for now i agree with the above, probably a false positive.




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  Reply # 696915 5-Oct-2012 19:19 Send private message

raytaylor: We were warned a few years ago by some security expert on slashdot about botnets within printers - and with ipv6 and the smart kitchen, it is highly likely that your fridge and toaster will at some point, try and kill you.

But for now i agree with the above, probably a false positive.


Yes. And we know the toaster has been sitting there thinking about this for at least 10 years now with it's wee Java brain. 

It must have a lot of information on us by now.

http://www.reghardware.com/2008/09/11/wacky_toaster/

But until I read on my toast there's a problem with my printer, I'll agree with the above, probably a false positive.

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