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    NAS security help.

    Hi all. I'm new here, so apologies if this is posted in the wrong place. I recently added a Synology NAS to my home network. It has a dedicated IP that is entirely detached from all my other network hardware. The NAS is used as a backup server for an identical unit at my business address and...
  2. C

    Fraunhofer Home Router Security Report 2020

    I found this as it does not really say enough other than running an old kernel in Linux is a problem. Probability they found a lot of old routers out there.

    Have I had a security breach?

    Any advice is very appreciated. Thanks for taking a look. I'm very lacking in what these things are actually saying, and I'm not too sure what to look for in the routers logs. I'm not even sure the two next images are related. (I don't have any device with an LAN IP I'm...
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    Change used computer unique numbers

    I have a used Dell laptop and wonder if its possible to make that laptop to change everything. Mac adress i know you can change. But is it possible to change every other identifier on the computer that existed before I got it? And is it enough to just do format on the drives and windows...
  5. xendi

    FTP WAN Setting Disregarded For VPN Client IP - Major Security Flaw

    This is a disaster. I have the FTP Share enabled with anonymous login, which should be no problem because I have "Enable WAN Access" disabled. Out of curiosity, I ran nmap on my WAN's IP address. The results: PORT STATE SERVICE 21/tcp open ftp 8200/tcp open trivnet1 (The DLNA server) I...
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    Unsure best direction for better logging and securing IoT devices

    I'm into IoT and home automation, but I'm embarrassed to admit I've rather ignored the security aspects of my home network so far. I'd be really grateful for some guidance on the best direction to address this, especially if anyone thinks I might be wasting my time looking into building a NG...
  7. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2020:TP-Link Announces Enhanced Home Network Security Solution

    TP-Link has announced HomeCare Pro powered by Avira, the second generation of the company's home network security solution. Not to be confused with the earlier iteration of TP-Link HomeCare, the new Pro version adds IoT device protection and parental controls. HomeCare Pro can identify new...
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    Need hub recommendations to use with Amazon echo and app motion door sensors

    Need hub recommendations to use with older Amazon echo and app please I have if you smart plugs from Amazon that I use. I have a wyze camera separately. But I do want to add 2 wifi motion detectors and some door sensors. I need this to be compatible with the Alexa app and routines. It seems...
  9. horizonbrave

    do you trust TrendMicro AiProtection and why? What alternative do you use (IPS/IDS)?

    Hi, please vote and explain your choice and what you have implemented as an alternative. Thank you!
  10. Julio Urquidi

    NETGEAR Announces Cybersecurity Wi-Fi Router

    NETGEAR’s Nighthawk RS400 Cybersecurity Wi-Fi Router includes several security features, including anti-virus, anti-malware and data protection for all connected devices. Powered by Bitdefender, the RS400 is designed to protect a small network, protecting devices from malicious attacks and...
  11. speedingcheetah

    Vektor Security/Privacy device thoughts?

    Looking for thoughts/opinions etc on this device that was recently recommended to me: Vektor: Secure WiFi Network & Connected Devices Developed by the Former Head of Facebook’s Security Tools team. Look...
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    DHCP fixed IP on IoT devices as additional security measurement

    I have isolated all my IoT devices on a separate wired guest network and on a separate wireless guest network. DHCP is turned on for those guest networks. Does it make sense to now, as an additional security measurement, log in to each IoT device and make its IP static and to set to the IP it...
  13. Julio Urquidi

    Charter Communications Goes With CUJO AI For Customer Security and Privacy

    Spectrum customers will be getting in-home protection and privacy services based on CUJO AI’s nextgen artificial intelligence platform. Details are scarce; however the new service is targeting Spectrum’s 24 million internet subscribers, providing a "personalized customer experience, offer...
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    how do I restrict music streamer's access to certain devices on my LAN

    I have a Auralic Aries music streamer connected (wirelessly and wired) to my home network and would like to "isolate" it's access to a NAS drive containing music files. I control the Aries through an iPhone and iPad app. I'm not quite sure how to do this or if it's even possible using my set...
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    A look at home routers, and a surprising bug in Linux/MIPS

    Interesting papers about software safety in home routers.

    VPN and IP question

    So, if I'm using, say, a ProtonVPN server that has a dedicated IP, can I use Merlin-Wrt to block ALL IP addresses other than the Proton IP? And if I had some forwarded ports would this make the port forwarding more secure? Hope that makes sense. :-)
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    IDS Monitoring and Alerts

    New to Merlin here. Last night, first night running, I noticed (surprisingly, but not surprisingly) the following in the IDS logs. Is it possible to receive some sort of alert or daily report or something about this sort of thing? I am particularly interested in IDS and what comes up...
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    Log and Traffic Stat Retention

    Hi everyone.. When the router reboots traffic stats analysis are lost - is it possible to retain this between reboots? Also - if I want to keep logs securely so they can't be wiped in case of a hack - can this be retained somewhere safely via the log server option? If the log server is down...
  19. sfx2000

    New Science Project - WiFi/BT scanner and Security Tool

    Inspired by the article here.... floating out an idea... As part of the poll - some options are below the price to develop, some break even, some give me a bit of profit.... I can do it - handheld and battery powered, with a local display, and a couple of buttons to change modes, totally...
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    Security Systems for Smart Homes

    Okay, I got a Lenovo Smart Display, and I can tell how life-changing these smart home devices are. Like the features available in the Smart Display is just so much more optimal than any other smart home devices. Love the camera shutter feature as well, makes me less paranoid. From there, I have...