Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


43 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Topic # 114255 13-Feb-2013 16:07
Send private message

I have just helped a neighbour who has switched to Trustpower Kinect install the ADSL modem that was supplied.
I was rather surprised to see the following:

1 The admin username and password were left at the default
2 uPnP was enabled, and accessible over the internet (see http://upnp-check.rapid7.com/ or http://www.grc.com )
3 The firewall was not enabled, and telnet, SSH, FTP and various other services were exposed.

Am I right to be worried about the level of care that Trustpower are taking with their customers?


Create new topic
3254 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 640

Trusted

  Reply # 761888 13-Feb-2013 18:57
Send private message

I was going to suggest doing a port scan on a certain other isp's ip range and you will be horrified - but i wont mention the name of the ISP for the sake of their customers.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




541 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 43

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 761892 13-Feb-2013 19:02
Send private message

raytaylor: I was going to suggest doing a port scan on a certain other isp's ip range and you will be horrified - but i wont mention the name of the ISP for the sake of their customers.


Surely you should name them for the sake of their customers that do read this forum so they are able to do something about it?

3254 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 640

Trusted

  Reply # 761916 13-Feb-2013 19:38
Send private message

Okay
If you have a dynalink router provided by your isp, enable the firewall and switch off wan admin access

Thats the best I will do. If frieatism wants me to name the ISP then i will, but i would rather not.

If i am at  a customer site and needing to replace the router, but dont want to call the ISP for a password reset on their ppp username, i just log into the router config page using firefox and view source on the html - works for about 50% of the routers out there where the password is in plaintext in the html, but the browser only shows stars. 




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.