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# 208483 13-Feb-2017 22:59
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Whilst changing some wifi settings on my 7490 I noticed 5 entries this evening:


Login of user admin to the FRITZ!Box user interface from the IP address failed (incorrect password).


IP geo lookup shows the connection is from the Seychelles.


Googling the IP address shows that it is has been banned for allegedly being the source of hacking in from the last few years.


I have a static ip address and have had one for a few years. Any point in asking for a new static ip address.


I spoke to a 2degrees rep but she didn't really know what I was going on about. She did confirm that 2degrees weren't behind the access attempts via the Seychelles.


Any suggestions as to what I should/can do or is this merely run of the mill random attacks?

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  # 1720123 14-Feb-2017 16:53
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Hi All,


This sounds a lot like the old exploit in the fritzbox firmware that has been patched for some time, it's almost as if the exploit remained after firmware updates, and is just now having access attempted (and failing as a result of the changes from the patching). Can those affected please message me with your broadband usernames, CWMP numbers from the bottom of the modems and current firmware version, and I'll check it out for you.






michaelmurfy: I'd strongly recommend turning off any external access to your routers services. It only takes a single exploit then they've got control over your whole network.


It would appear its how they manage the configurations and updates with CPS. They put a snapadmin user on with remote access afterall. And have seen it update before by them.


Crap that is bad. Opened to the world and not whitelisted to their own management network is a terribly bad security practice no matter how secure they think the Fritz!Box is. Any open ports on an embedded system is a terrible idea. I would say it could well be Mirai attempting to brute force.



Our CPE management is restricted to our management range only, and is only enabled on-request from our systems through TR-069 with our unique tokens. If the device has a snapadmin credential in it, this will be a very old config that has likely not successfully been migrated on to our managed system.




Ralph ^JOB

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