[rescue] Good SOHO router for ASDL? (was: what is this traffic?)

Mark Brown 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 
network (ie

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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