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TalkTalk's use of Huawei routers

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Goldfish041
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For some time the news & media has highlighted security concerns with Huawei equipment.

See https://www.ft.com/content/40b35b84-f6ff-11e8-af46-2022a0b02a6c

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46465438

https://www.androidauthority.com/huawei-security-890708/ etc. etc.

Does anyone know if any studies have been undertaken on the Huawei routers supplied by TalkTalk? I have the TalkTalk Super Router HG635, made by Huawei and in the past have seen it flashing away to itself when I know that nothing is connected and I know from where I live, it's extremely unlikely that anyone is trying to wirelessly hack the unit, so any thought anyone?

Is it any coincidence that the firmware has just been updated to v1.14t?

martswain
Philosopher

Haven't you heard ?

Huawei will be sending a list of all the adult websites you have visited to everyone in your address book and emptying all the accounts you have used with internet banking.

Likely to happen April 1st sometime this century.

Martin
Goldfish041
Conversation Starter

LOL! Sadly too old to bother about the adult websites and too poor to have my bank account emptied!

Community Team

Hi Goldfish041 

 

Our routers are secure and security tested. New firmware updates always include security enhancements.

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

Goldfish041
Conversation Starter

Thanks Debbie,

 

Though I'd still like to know what caused the occasional bursts of activity that the router would exhibit in the middle of the night. Even turning the router off would only postpone the activity until the router had reconnected to the phone line.

 

As an aside, so far I've not seen it with the V1.14t firmware update the other month.

Community Team
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Hi Goldfish041

 

This could be any devices that are connected being updated. The devices will still stay in communication with the router. Wireless can also pick up wireless signals.

 

The router also keeps in touch with our server. Our DLM will also connect with the router to check for any issues.

 

Thanks

 

Debbie

teaman99
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Chinese checkers anyone.
david888
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spiderbore
Team Player

anyone who belives that the internet is or ever will be 100% safe is living in cloud cuckoo land

 

bill

spiderb