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Typically, internet routers are designed to protect you and your devices from malicious third parties. But when many come with a default username and password, they can leave owners open to attack. That's the message consumer website Which? is pushing today, after it found that Virgin Media's Super Hub 2 routers can be hacked if users don't change the original credentials (normally printed on the back). Virgin Media says the risk is "small" but is urging over 800,000 customers to change the details to protect themselves.

The investigation focused on the security of various popular smart home gadgets. Which? created its own smart home and asked ethical security company SureCloud to go to town. As well as targeting the gadgets, researchers used freely available tools to probe the router and obtained its original password within a couple of days. As the Super Hub 2's administrator pages also ship with a common username and password, SureCloud was able to obtain complete access to the target network.

Virgin Media says that the issue isn't unique to the company's routers and affects other hubs that are around the same age. A Virgin Media spokesperson said: "The security of our network and of our customers is of paramount importance to us. We continually upgrade our systems and equipment to ensure that we meet all current industry standards.

"To the extent that technology allows this to be done, we regularly support our customers through advice, firmware and software updates, and offer them the chance to upgrade to a Hub 3.0 which contains additional security provisions."

Currently, there are around 864,000 Super Hub 2 routers in UK homes, although that number is falling as Virgin Media upgrades customers to the Super Hub 3. The newer router utilises 12 character passwords, which are a mix of cases and numbers.


The default Hub 2 offers 8 characters from a standard lowercase A-Z alphabet. Where it took a couple of days to crack the Super Hub 2 password, Which? says doing the same on the current model would take over 250 million years.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/23/virgin-media-superhub-2-hack/
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Phones / Good deal on Pixel
« Last post by thar on 23 June 2017, 19:36:31 »
Just seen this on HotUKDeals. Not a bad price for a Pixel on contract Click here I'm still OK with my 6P so tried to get the other half interested, but the HTC M8 is still performing well. Ah well saves me a few quid!

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
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Computers / Re: EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Intel Engineer about X-series CPU
« Last post by 1bit on 22 June 2017, 22:40:39 »
my next upgrade will be my first AMD system.... hopefully threadripper (16 core / 32 thread)... but guess i would have to make do with the 1800X (8-core/16-thread) cpu

AMD are forcing Intel into a corner and overpowering them
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Phones / Firefox Focus now available on Android
« Last post by KRW on 22 June 2017, 22:10:26 »
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Computers / EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Intel Engineer about X-series CPU
« Last post by 1bit on 22 June 2017, 21:49:45 »
this is a HOOOT (if you know the mechanics/truth to it all) lol

HEDT = High End Desktop systems
AMD = 16 cores.. 64 PCIe lanes.. Quad-channel memory  = 895 (AMD Threadripper)
Intel = 18 cores .. 40 PCIe lanes.. Dual-channel memory = 2000 (limited RAID and have to purchase keys to allow RAID 1 or 5 at $99 or $299 that plug into MOBO..LOL) and need to upgrade to new chipset
+much more

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Computers / Re: Any thoughts ? on Linux
« Last post by 1bit on 22 June 2017, 17:29:51 »
@ 1bit  what music production software do you  use, is there a free/evaluation version?  would love to see if i could get it to run on linux  :D

too many to mention, but i use Ableton Live and Cubase then I have 100's of VST (Virtual synths & effects) and loads of Orchestral Instruments for Kontakt

also using wine on so many things at once (you can have hundreds of instruments open at any one time in a project) , my concern is the conversion from Win API calls to Linux API calls may eat up a lot of CPU cycles thats otherwise needed for the project as music production is CPU and RAM intensive.

You can get Fruity Loops for Linux and I have that installed trying it out, trying to find which DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) has the best workflow for soundtrack/movie score type music - linear editing
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Computers / Re: Any thoughts ? on Linux
« Last post by Den1 on 22 June 2017, 16:49:39 »
@ 1bit  what music production software do you  use, is there a free/evaluation version?  would love to see if i could get it to run on linux  :D
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Computers / Re: Any thoughts ? on Linux
« Last post by 1bit on 21 June 2017, 21:44:26 »
I,am sorry but thats complete crap   >:(  there is plenty of apps,software, design tools available in fact for every windows one there is a linux one, most windows programs will run on linux using wine or similar.
Libre office will open up all microsoft office applications ie excel , word etc, and No you do not need to be a programmer  to use it, its no more difficult to use than windows
The problem as i see it is that schools teach nothing but windows when it comes to IT so people are biased in their view when it comes to an operating system.

+1

even though I dont use Linux I agree theres everything you need for it... only reason I dont use it is because a lot of the music production software I use only works on MAC or WINDOWS - you can get Music Production tools for Linux, but most the popular tools dont have linux versions
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Audio / Re: which lossy audio format do you prefer?
« Last post by 1bit on 21 June 2017, 21:38:57 »

I prefer AAC. The audio quality is the best in it. However, the issue is that the audios in this format aren't shareable and there are only a few sources from where you can get it.  hello:1

Plenty of "converters" or "rippers" do AAC..? WinAMP, iTunes, EAC, DBpowerAmp just to name a few

I use DBpowerAmp if I do any converting from lossless to lossy. and I always use AAC VBR @ 192Kbps (Average) - Blind audio tests have shown that AAC VBR @ 128Kbps cant be discernible from CD Quality (1,411Kbps CBR)

I do like to collect rare studio quality rips of stuff @ 24Bits/96Khz (4,390Kbps CBR)
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Computers / Re: Any thoughts ? on Linux
« Last post by Den1 on 21 June 2017, 14:59:23 »
I,am sorry but thats complete crap   >:(  there is plenty of apps,software, design tools available in fact for every windows one there is a linux one, most windows programs will run on linux using wine or similar.
Libre office will open up all microsoft office applications ie excel , word etc, and No you do not need to be a programmer  to use it, its no more difficult to use than windows
The problem as i see it is that schools teach nothing but windows when it comes to IT so people are biased in their view when it comes to an operating system.
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