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Is Cox working on “Cable Haunt” the recently discovered flaw that has been discovered in millions of some of the most popular cable modems in use today? If so, what do we do about it if our modem is on the suspected list?
I don't see the Panoramic modem/gateway on the list shown on https://cablehaunt.com/.
Are you answering my question or just making a comment?
I am appalled by the response Cox Support.
Steve Gibson of grc research (grc(dot)com) has a great writeup on this, and discusses it on the SecurityNow! podcast.
It is caused by a flaw in Broadcom firmware, which was used by other manufacturers. TI-based cable modems aren't affected. The flaw occurs because of a spectrum analyzer running on port 8080 in most instances.
If you can block that port to your cable modem (at your AP, for instance), you eliminate the threat. It can only be fixed by the carrier. It can't be fixed by the end user.
The fix for this threat was released in May 2019, and the cable carriers have sat on this with their thumbs up their proverbial ...
It will require an outage to update the firmware.
Well if it goes against data get unlimited plan. /s
They control the modem updates once connected.
davidpaige said:The flaw occurs because of a spectrum analyzer running on port 8080 in most instances.
Good to know. Thanks!