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Behold the perils of trying to turn the family and friends support line into a sideline

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Re: Yup

Speaking of garbage DSL routers, anybody know how to disable the backdoors on an Actiontec C3000A modem/router provided by CenturyLink? The TR-069 port (4567) is accessible from the internet, there's no setting in the user-accessible settings to turn it off, I can't forward it to a nonexistent IP (gives error "Port is reserved for TR-069"), CenturyLink tech support has never heard of TR-069, and Actiontec won't touch it because I got it from CenturyLink.

One of these days, somebody is going to figure out and publish the master password for these modems, and an entire block of residential modems will suddenly turn into a botnet...

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