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Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:26:31 +0000 (UTC)
From: Nicholas Prowse <>
To:  <>
Subject: Re: Curious about the security of my router


- My suggestion is to port scan all devices eg routers you own. Then store and analyse the results. Only scan devices you own since scanning other peoples devices / networks may be illegal.

- A wide variety of tutorials and information about port scanning is available online.

- I found through port scanning some of the devices I own earlier this year, that there were many open and filtered ports and stated services such as telnet, upnp, and ssdp. I found out via research that these services / protocols have had vulnerabilities in the past that are publicly known. There are likely many devices with known and unknown weaknesses in circulation.

- can tell one how many requests are being sent by specific services / protocols. Some results were quite surprising to me.

Q: Does anyone know if there are databases / listings / websites that have port scan results by device? If yes, some examples would be good.


On Wed, 12/21/16, tapper <> wrote:

 Subject: [oss-security] Curious about the security of my router fermwair.
 Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11:39 AM
     Hi my name is
 Jonathan. I don't know if this is the write place to ask 
 about this but here gos.
 I would like to know if any one would like to have a poke
 around at the 
 third party router firmware I use on my router called
 Its a easy to use interface built on top of Openwrt.
 I use this firmware because it has some grate plug ins and
 the user 
 interface has grate a11y. I use a screen reader as I am
 blind and the 
 html5 interface is easy for me to get around in.
 It's homepage
 The devs behind Gargoyle are really nice people and have
 helped me out 
 with bugs and made me a mod on the forum.
 What I would really like to know is just how secure is this
 I'm not a coder. I am just interested in how safe is my
 router firmware 
 keeping me?
 If any one finds any sacurety bugs I know they will get
 Thanks and sorry about my spelling

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