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Hundreds of millions of Broadcom-based cable modems at risk of remote hijacking, eggheads fear

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As opposed to CenturyLink...

who sells (and rents) consumer DSL modems with the TR-069 port enabled from the factory (port 4567, for anyone interested), not disableable via the configuration pages, and world-accessible. (They don't block incoming connections from the 'net to the port!) And their tech support folks have never heard of TR-069. And the factory (Actiontec) won't provide instructions to modem owners on how to disable it, as it's a CenturyLink "feature".

Guess why I maintain my own router behind the modem, and only use the modem's wifi as guest access?

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