Virgin Media SuperHub: 7 second security flaw…

Virgin Media SuperHub: 7 second security flaw…

OK folks, no waffling, no hyperbole… I’ll get straight to the point. If you run a Virgin Media SuperHub or Superhub 2, your network is not secure. The Boot Sequence When you switch on your device, it takes roughly a minute to fully boot, bring up the network cards/WiFi and start the DHCP server; needed to assign an IP to each device wanting to connect.  During that time, the device brings up the WiFi card without any form of encryption. Let me explain with a timeline view… (click image to enlarge) As you can see, there’s a 7 second window of opportunity for anyone within WiFi range to connect to…

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CashPlus: “It is secure” – Ooooh no it isn’t.

As part of a wider research project, I joined CashPlus in June (18th to be precise), which is purportedly… better than a business bank account So I paid the £29.99 annual membership fee and waited for the card to arrive. Less than a week later, the card arrived and I headed over to MyCashPlus.co.uk to register & activate the card.  For those of you that don’t follow me… I use AgileBits’ 1Password to generate and manage my passwords.  If you’re still trying to think up and remember passwords, I strongly suggest you invest in 1Password. Anyway… by default, it creates a random 50 character long password, packed full of numbers,…

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Forgot your password? You’re doing it wrong.

Have you ever struggled to remember a username or password?  Join the club. Wouldn’t it be great if you could log in to every site using the same password, without compromising your security?  Now you can! Introducing AgileBits 1Password, the gold standard in decentralized identity & password management for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and unofficially, Linux. So, what’s it do? In short, it removes all the hassle from any sign in/sign up process. Next time you’re scratching your head trying to think of a sufficiently-secure but memorable password, fire up 1Password.  The password generator allows quick and easy access to lengthy, cryptographically strong passwords… g473/733>{8*:#&T23.F3G]%),2/6.${u9z&7=646L>76XA8,Y …and I’m supposed to…

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