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Re: How have Virgin Media not been sued? MAC Filtering!

That’s no good, I just use “wordpass”, but then I was always a bit backward!!!


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Re: How have Virgin Media not been sued? MAC Filtering!

Yes, the Hub 3 is unfit for purpose on most levels.

No, MAC filtering isn't meaningful security. On most devices, MAC address can be changed to whatever you want. In some devices it is changed every time the device connects to or scans a network for privacy reasons (you can be tracked by MAC address as you walk around with a phone in your pocket).

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Re: How have Virgin Media not been sued? MAC Filtering!

Away from the banter of how useful MAC filtering is, I would like to give an advice to the original poster:

If you are sure this smart plug is not yours, just connect to it and start messing about with its state. I am sure whoever neighbour has it will get very annoyed and will reset it to its default settings and will reconnect it to their own network this time. I am pretty sure the whole connection happened by mistake when you enabled WPS, so this should get the owner of the plug to reconfigure it and get it out of your network.

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Re: How have Virgin Media not been sued? MAC Filtering!

Well, it shouldn't be that likely at all that this happened.

Your SSID Should be Unique.  Not for security reasons so much as if you name your network the same as other networks then you will get random connection attempts.  The old VM gear had the same SSID so problems like what the OP is having would be more likely.

There has been a security issue.  Regardless of how poor and useless MAC filtering is, the OP needs to change his Wi-Fi password AND disable WPS.

If someone brute forced your WPS pin to get on, their MAC is probably false anyhow.  So they are just going to change it to match something on the network and then you'll not be all that wise to it existing.  So this goes back to you need to change your Wi-Fi password.

Once the key was sent via WPS, the device on the other end can display it.  That is, your password is visible, change your Wi-Fi password.

As for simple passwords.  Some sites I use a1234 as the password, never been hacked ;P... So insure that no one wants an account that's that insecure as it'll be worthless... Password tools are usually poop too.  1Cat_5Birds_2Dogs is a strong password but you would be amazed at how many sites would refuse it.

I can understand why the OP is complaining, and his complaint IS valid.  MAC Filtering is not working correctly.  The forum staff are not going to do anything to get that fixed.  It's a router bug that they will ignore.

 

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@VMCopperUser wrote:

I can understand why the OP is complaining, and his complaint IS valid.  MAC Filtering is not working correctly.  The forum staff are not going to do anything to get that fixed.  It's a router bug that they will ignore.

 


They dont ignore it. They feed it back, then get told "dont let the door hit your backside on the way out". Brand have commissioned a new colour scheme for the GUI so actual bugs are low priority.

 

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Re: How have Virgin Media not been sued? MAC Filtering!

Can I also try it as I am a hardcore gamer.

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@animeshsaxena wrote:

Can I also try it as I am a hardcore gamer.


can you also try what?

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