[rescue] Good SOHO router for ASDL? (was: what is this traffic?)
sunrescue1 at marknmel.com
Wed Nov 4 12:30:17 CST 2015
Maybe I'm naive, but I would figure that someone would need a socket
open to the device (on the internet side) in order to attempt an exploit.
That's not really the case with anything I have. If somebody was to
compromise the firewall, they would need to attack it via the inside by
first compromising something like the webserver and backtracking to the
firewall. That sounds like a lot of effort for not much gain on my
Consumer grade equipment is notorious for "backdoors" being left in
release code/product for whatever purpose - upgrades, service,sloppy
manufacturing, sloppy OEMs, foreign state interest....whatever!
I'm not saying I don't care about security - I just try to be smarter
than the casual hacker I guess...
I think what freaks me out more is those I give permission to be on my
On 11/4/2015 1:10 PM, J. Alexander Jacocks wrote:
> How do you all feel about running unsupported (i.e. vendor no longer
> provides updates) hardware, even of good quality, on
> Internet-connected networks? I had an older (admittedly
> consumer-grade) firewall penetrated no too long ago, and it has made
> me unwilling to run any firewall that is not actively patched.
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