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Author Topic: TG585v7 routers and TG585n routers security flaw  (Read 18323 times)

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Re: TG585v7 routers and TG585n routers security flaw
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2009, 03:38:01 PM »


>> Cue *internet black hole smiley*

Yep you got it :)

>> The wording of the email suggests that it's a bit of a quick fix and that they are looking towards a longer term solution from Thomson.

Lets hope so :fingers:
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Re: TG585v7 routers and TG585n routers security flaw
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2009, 07:26:14 PM »

O2 have info on it here:-
http://service.o2.co.uk/IQ/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE/,/?New,KB=Companion,question=ref%28user%29:str%28Broadband%29,CASE=12648

I guess the username is still SuperUser is it for o2 routers?

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Re: TG585v7 routers and TG585n routers security flaw
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2009, 07:35:48 PM »

Those instructions are for logging in as Administrator, not SuperUser.  Bearing in mind that the SuperUser account password is the same for all O2 routers unless changed, does that mean that a security hole still exists?
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Re: TG585v7 routers and TG585n routers security flaw
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2009, 07:41:46 PM »

So when I need to change settings, IE WiFi name which one would I use?

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Re: TG585v7 routers and TG585n routers security flaw
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2009, 10:13:00 PM »

So when I need to change settings, IE WiFi name which one would I use?

I'm not completely familiar with the O2 setup, but I'd have thought Administrator should allow you to do all the things that you need to manage your network.  SuperUser will probably open up a few more technical options.
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Re: TG585v7 routers and TG585n routers security flaw
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2009, 09:54:49 PM »

Those instructions are for logging in as Administrator, not SuperUser.  Bearing in mind that the SuperUser account password is the same for all O2 routers unless changed, does that mean that a security hole still exists?

I put this to o2 and this was their response.

Any software security system can be cracked. There are many password cracks posted on the internet for many makes of routers.  Please remember
the liklihood of this happening to you is still very small.  The most common thing to happen is people using your broadband service, but if you
have wireless encyption this will prevent that.

Ensure your firewall is on your router and that its on your computer too.  Update anti-spyware and anti-virus.  If you have changed the password
on your router and use wireless encryption this is good enough.  Having many layers is the key to good internet security, these consist of

1. XP or Vista password
2. Router password
3. router hardware firewall
4. wireless encryption
5. PC software firewall
6. PC anti-spyware
7. PC anti-virus
8. Internet explorer phishing filter

Remember the most common criminal activity is phishing emails and most hackers tend to target organisations and not individuals.

Hope this addresses some of your concerns.


« Last Edit: September 14, 2009, 05:46:29 PM by chainbeltmadras »
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Re: TG585v7 routers and TG585n routers security flaw
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2009, 05:48:15 PM »

Did anyone get this security email today I thought it was spam at first.

We’ve found a new risk to your O2 Home Broadband Wireless Box, so we’ve set-up an extra password.

It’s the 11-digit serial code starting with ‘CP’ on the bottom of your wireless box. It looks like this: CP123456789. (The digits in brackets aren’t included.)
If you’d like to change it to something you’re more likely to remember, head  here
That’s it. Nothing else about your O2 Home Broadband service will change. Not even the password you use to connect wirelessly. And now it’ll be much more secure. 

If you have any concerns, visit here

Kind regards,

O2 Broadband Team
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