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Topic # 182451 16-Oct-2015 10:28
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This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, I've been hammering home to people the importance of setting a long, strong, and complex administrator password on their home ADSL / wireless routers. I have an Orcon NF4V "White Genius" router at home myself, which I set the admin password for as soon as I got it. However, I haven't had much experience with fibre-optic connections, and I'm wondering if the ONT that was installed as part of my Orcon UFB installation also needs better protection than the installation defaults? Is it possible for the customer to set this up? Is it advisable, being #CyberAware and all?

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  Reply # 1407676 16-Oct-2015 10:33
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you have zero access to the ONT, its your LFC piece of equipment

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  Reply # 1407696 16-Oct-2015 10:50
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You don't need to worry about it; it's part of the Chorus (etc) network and just happens to reside in your house. You don't need to administer it any more than you do the equipment in your local cabinet.



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  Reply # 1407757 16-Oct-2015 11:33
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Hey, thanks both of you for the prompt replies. I just see this electronic device in my house and automatically think "I need to be securing that from cyber attacks", as I would do for any other digital device. Nice to know it's not my responsibility, just as long as it isn't a likely target or attack vector.

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  Reply # 1407931 16-Oct-2015 15:43
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Frittmann: Hey, thanks both of you for the prompt replies. I just see this electronic device in my house and automatically think "I need to be securing that from cyber attacks", as I would do for any other digital device. Nice to know it's not my responsibility, just as long as it isn't a likely target or attack vector.


Not totally impossible but you have no control over the security, in most cases GPON users share a single fiber with other users each ONT will see the data of all users however its encrypted and out port 1 is only your data. I haven't heard of anyone hacking it yet, dont expect anyone any time soon.

Anyone prove me wrong would be good.




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  Reply # 1407954 16-Oct-2015 16:03
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I gave my ONT a letter F for Christmas and now we call him Font, or Fontie when we're feeling nice.
This year I'm going to get him a protective aluminium foil wrapper.

Fontie's New Home

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