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    Default Security of Dreambox


    How can we "tighten" the security of Dreambox - whether DM500S or DM600PVR - ?

    One way is to change the default password -- this I have already done

    Can anybody guide me as to how can I fully secure it Any settings in my DM600PVR OR in my DSL Router

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    1. Port 22: portforward to a "fictive" IP (not allocated by router)
    2. Port 21 and 23 closed;
    3. Set the router do not answer from pings from WAN.
    4. Strong enough passwords for dream and router.

    These should be eenough to have a secured system.

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    I'm a newbie to this Dreambox "phenomenon". What will happen if your DM or router is not secured?
    dreambox forever

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    This device is exposed to any attack from internet. I know few cases when the user forgot to change the default password and they lose everything from the dreambox because the attackers (these are not hackers, are simple attackers) changed the password and the only possible way to take back the dreambox control was to reinstall the image.

    I just remember one more trick to protect the dreambox:

    Change the password at least two times, with two different passwords.

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    THANK YOU very much for the prompt reply. It really helps us newbies all the latest and based-on-experience info that you and the other senior/expert members of this forum are posting in the different threads.
    dreambox forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by SatWien View Post
    1. Port 22: portforward to a "fictive" IP (not allocated by router)
    2. Port 21 and 23 closed;
    3. Set the router do not answer from pings from WAN.
    4. Strong enough passwords for dream and router.

    These should be eenough to have a secured system.
    Thank you so much Satwien

    Port 22 has been forwarded to a fictitious IP, as per your instructions

    However, can you please let me know as to how can we "close" the Ports 21 & 23 I mean what is the technical name of this function when we go to the IOS of the DSL Router

    Thanks once again

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    By default, all these ports are closed. This means that no portforward are defined in router.
    In this specific case (for ports 21 and 23) just check do not be forwarded to the dream IP. This portforward should be use only when necessary (when you or somebody else should access the dream from outside of your home LAN).

 

 

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