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On 05/01/14 21:50, bad apple wrote:
Fair question.. I've asked him for a link (or links) from the forums he was on. I should have said in the original mail that he was referring to forum posts he had read.On 05/01/14 16:41, Julian Hall wrote:Hi All, Just thought this may be of interest as some list members may be on Virgin. A friend of mine recently told me that Virgin download the config of your Superhub from your network, which not only contains your WiFi password etc but also the MAC addresses of any equipment you have configured.Whilst this wouldn't surprise me in the least, do you have any better references than "my mate told me"?
It's probably worth pointing out that most major ISPs have effectively 'root' access to the hubs they supply customers with, which are technically actually still their property in most cases: you're just renting them. This is how Virgin, BT, Sky, etc can forcibly push firmware updates to them on demand
Again both fair points.Having said that, even if the forums are just scare-mongering - and I don't know why they would - as I mentioned previously the Superhub is known for having poor WiFi so it was worth doing for that reason alone.
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