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Monday, December 29th, 2014 6:31 PM

I Have a Security Concern Over the AT&T U-verse Router Pace Plc 5031NV-030

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I Have a Security Concern Over the AT&T U-verse Router Pace Plc 5031NV-030

 

Pace Plc 5031NV-030 Ser # 48131N052034 Hardware Version 2701-000875-004 Software Version 9.8.1.489233-att

 

All someone Needs is a Ethernet cord in his back pocket. Connected to Your Router and They Can Find My "Secure" Network Wireless Key is Visable Just By Typing the Default http://192.168.1.254/ IP for my Gateway, in to a browser device on a portable device, so They Can Next Access My Network without My Permmission Net Time !!!!  This is a Serious Security Concern  on  A&TT's Part !!!

 

AT&T Should Have a Concern Over This Too, I Do All I Can to Prevent Theft of My Intenet Service, But If I have a Guest Visit Me, And I Leave the Room Where This Router is Located, I Will Not Know If This Has Taken Place !!!??   AT&T Should Be Very Concerned in This Regard !!!!

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9 years ago

@AlAdams12 No, you should be concerned about the friends you have at your place.  If you think they will do that, I'd suggest you get some more trustworthy friends.

 

Take some personal responsibility to protect your internet service.

 

Personally I only use a wired ethernet connected laptop and have wireless turned off, so that concern is mitigated. 😉

 

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9 years ago

Wow.

 

Just wow.  I think I'm having a flashback to 1998 or something.  "Get some more trustworthy friends?"  Really?  If I trust someone enough to let them use my printer, I have to trust them enough to let them configure my router, when I (generic "I", I'm actually talking about my dad or an average U-verse customer) don't even know how to configure it myself?  Please. 

 

I thought the days of default unprotected access to the router's web interface were long gone.  I guess not.  My dad's system was set up with wide open access to the router web interface to anyone on the network.  Obviously, that's going to change before I go back home.

 

Rebeccah

 

 

 

 

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9 years ago

There are plenty of ways to protect yourself.

You can filter out the MAC addresses to block those devices like phones or tablets that have logged onto your wireless network. You can also change your name or password at will. Or I've noticed now that AT&T's gateways are starting to put out a guest network.

You say you don't know how to configure the settings yourself, it's safe to assume that most people don't either then. Google and Youtube can help you learn some basics if you're still not comfortable. 

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9 years ago


@RebeccahQP wrote:

Wow.

 

Just wow.  I think I'm having a flashback to 1998 or something.  "Get some more trustworthy friends?"  Really?  If I trust someone enough to let them use my printer, I have to trust them enough to let them configure my router, when I (generic "I", I'm actually talking about my dad or an average U-verse customer) don't even know how to configure it myself?  Please. 

 

I thought the days of default unprotected access to the router's web interface were long gone.  I guess not.  My dad's system was set up with wide open access to the router web interface to anyone on the network.  Obviously, that's going to change before I go back home.

 

Rebeccah

 

 

 

 


The password that is available when connected to the RG isn't the administrative password, it's just the wireless key.  Which, if they can view that page, they already have access to your network.

 

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9 years ago

If someone has direct access to your gateway they have more access than just to your wireless key.  Look on the bottom of your gateway and you'll see your defualt wireless ketwork key and gateway access code on a sticker. 

 

Let me ask you this, what are the odds that someone will come over to your house, with an ethernet cable and a laptop/tablet and connect to your gateway's default address just so they can find the wireless password and do something nefarious to your network? If your odds of this happeneing to you is high, I suggest you get new friendsor move to somewhere that a tech bandit won't attack your router.

 

Most criminals will go for the TV before hacking your internet.

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