[cryptome] Re: Is This a Hoax: Backdoor to Wireless Router

  • From: doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:38:25 +0100

Hi Andrew,
Tx for the information...I had a look at the url you provided> I didn't really understand all this techy stuff and it is nice to have it explained in a language I can understand. I have, on a number of occasions looked at my router, but I must say, apart from securing it with a password and changing the name of the network, I am frightened to touch any of the settings in the router in case I screw things up, so I leave it at the default position.

I have a wireless router and a home network, and a number of devices such as computers, tablets, mobile phones and a printer and a back up disk which are connected to it on occasion. I understand that the home network and the one connected to the ISP are separated by a NAT or firewall which is supposed to protect my home network from outside intrusion.

What would be the benefit of putting in traffic analysis software and what kind of software would you recommend, and where would I put it...in my computer or on the phone line...In this area we have poor broadband width anyway so downloads and uploads are very slow.
ATB
Dougie.

On 03/07/14 19:34, Andrew Hornback wrote:
Ryan,

Good points, but I think this might explain part of my tactic -
http://www.asante.com/support/routerguide/faqs/hardwared.html

Understanding the differences between hubs, switches and routers is paramount to starting to understand TCP/IP...

--- A

On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 4:32 AM, Ryan Carboni <ryacko@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:ryacko@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    I don't trust anything I don't understand or could do myself.

    I personally would prefer to avoid encryption and maintain
    physical security.


    On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Shaun O'Connor
    <capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

        hmmmm interesting yes however some of the links within the
        document either lead to a blank page or just time out.
        coincidence or otherwise this info and similar has been
        popping up within days of me complaining about unexplained
        multiple connection drop-outs.

        On 02/07/2014 21:16, Andrew Hornback wrote:
        Hoax or not, this is exactly why my home network includes a
        strategically placed hub and a separate system dedicated to
        traffic analysis.

        --- A


        On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 3:59 PM, doug
        <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx
        <mailto:douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

            http://cryptome.org/2013/12/Full-Disclosure.pdf




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