[GLLUG] Am I over-reacting to this?

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 21:12:38 UTC 2014

On 15 January 2014 20:28, Marcus Taylor <marcus at linx.net> wrote:
> +1 this. That was my response. All being said this is a CPE device. 'They'
> own it and can do what they like.
> I'll bet my shirt the credentials are the same or easily identifiable for
> each customer. By no means in identifying this fact - if true an - over
> reaction or shouldn't be fixed.
> This post Snowden era is quite interesting - pretty sure your ISP been doing
> this for a long time....
> Top posting due to being on phone :(

I think it is safe to assume that the spooks have "root" access to all CPEs.
You need to provide your own "firewall" behind the CPE if you want security.

Also, Canonical have root access to all Ubuntu Linux installs. After
all, who compiles all the binaries, when you install Ubuntu Linux.

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