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Why does Virgin not invest in secure street furniture like their competitors

Reported two open door VM Cabinet units TY0012D08 and 1821139 with a text reply 43470803. A few days later they were repaired with black insulation taped wrapped round them! The engineer took off the hanging shreds from an earlier repair! Is this Virgin Medias answer to health and safety? Inquisitive children and hackers might  take pleasure in playing with wires. Open to the elements and untidy looking street furniture is not a great advertisement. This seems like a national problem so new units or padlocks might save some possible nasty accidents look better and save money.

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Re: Why does Virgin not invest in secure street furniture like their competitors

hackers, No the data passing though is encrypted.

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Re: Why does Virgin not invest in secure street furniture like their competitors

Most of VMs street equipment was not installed by them. It was installed by the original franchise holders decades ago, most of whom either merged or went bust in the process of building the networks. The single point locking cabinets were for the most part the cheapest solution at the time & VM are paying for it now with a million+ of these cabinets all over the country. The policy seems to be that cabinets will only be replaced if they cannot be fixed, & sometimes they seem to be fixed by improvised methods.

The RF cables are not a data security problem in these cabinets. The legacy POTS telco infrastructure is more of a problem, as drop lines could be moved around in an open cabinet.

su1718.jpgCable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV6), Talk Anytime Phone, VIVID 350, Virgin PAYG Mobile

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