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Sun, Jan 1, 2017 8:00 PM

Why They Keep Telling you NOT to enable Remote Access

Ever wondered why they keep telling you to NOT have remote admin enabled? Let's take the DLink DIR 865L, a Starhub-issued Router:


All it takes is a little knowledge of HTML, and knowledge of the direct URL to get to the relevant pages where sensitive information is revealed WITHOUT having to log in.


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1. Email Address used to register with mydlink and ALL MAC Addresses of the router (only one MAC Address is shown below for illustration purpose):

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2. The internal IP Addresses and device name of all DHCP clients:Screen Shot 2017-01-01 at 5.17.12 PM.png

3. WPS Pins that can be generated by the router, INCLUDING the Default PIN:Screen Shot 2017-01-01 at 5.16.42 PM.png


DLink provides you protection by not enabling remote access as a default. So why go and enable it with all these risks? You might be opening yourself to potential phishing attempts if someone masquarades as a DLINK official by sending you a spoof email using the information that is easily gathered through the above means.


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