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URGENT: Security Hole in U-Verse Gateways

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URGENT: Security Hole in U-Verse Gateways

URGENT SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

AT&T have recently upgraded the firmware in their Residential Gateways for U-Verse subscribers.

 

With this upgrade they now broadcast the WiFi encryption password in plain text for anyone to see without requiring a logon to the gateway.  Anyone connected to your home network can now simply browse to the Gateway (192.168.1.254) and simply read your WiFi password.  

 

So for all those like me regulating who could access my home network with what device, for instance children and their friends etc, can no longer secure their home network if using UVerse.

 

If this hole is not patched within 1 week I recommend leaving UVerse and contacting the FCC who regulate ISP's.

 

 

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nsindy wrote:

 

With this upgrade they now broadcast the WiFi encryption password in plain text for anyone to see without requiring a logon to the gateway.  Anyone connected to your home network can now simply browse to the Gateway (192.168.1.254) and simply read your WiFi password.  

 


That raises the question of how are they able to connect to your network without already knowing the wireless access password?

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texasguy37 wrote:

nsindy wrote:

 

With this upgrade they now broadcast the WiFi encryption password in plain text for anyone to see without requiring a logon to the gateway.  Anyone connected to your home network can now simply browse to the Gateway (192.168.1.254) and simply read your WiFi password.  

 


That raises the question of how are they able to connect to your network without already knowing the wireless access password?


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If they are connected to your network then they already have your password.  It's ONLY if they are connected can they see it.

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