ISP provided router safe?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by drhu22, Jan 14, 2011.

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  1. drhu22

    drhu22 Registered Member

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    I know very little about router setup/security.
    What if any privacy issues are there with using the router provided by Telus and its default configuration/setup? I cant help but be suspicious.
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    If you don't trust your ISP's router, why continue connecting through them at all?
     
  3. drhu22

    drhu22 Registered Member

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    Im suspicious of big corporations in general ie: their marketing practices and respect for my privacy, especially when it comes to the internet.
    Im not necessarily referring to Telus specifically, but isps in general.
     
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  4. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    They could in theory do much as they please, in practice thankfully that doesn't happen....often ( and usually they get caught out). There were/are concerns with some routers and protocols allowing ISP remote support etc but overall and so far nothing to be worried about. If that bothered, purchase a router independently of the ISP
     
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