I have an Archer VR1600v (v1 00000000)
The current firmware release on my modem is: 0.1.0 0.9.1 v5006.0 Build 180828 Rel.56416n
An update is required, please send me details on how to update the firmware on this device.
Thank you in advance.
A firmware update is definitely required! There is a vulnerability to Port 7547 which allows the device to be hijacked for DDoS attacks - I can port scan my modem from my mobile or a web utility and it shows that this port is already OPEN! (of course I have not opened it).
See this article:
I was told by TPG tech that I would have to chase this issue up with Archer - which I will do but I am registering my concern here so others will know about the problem.
Just got this service installed yesterday
And I read this--
Surely you can't keep supplying Modems with a "KNOWN" security flaw
admittedly it isnt your modem - "But it is your customised firmware"
Wouldnt this make you guys kinda Libel...
Please confirm this is of major importance to you guys
and release a time table for a simple firmware fix
Welcome to TPG Community @Strider!
Regarding with your concern, we work closely with our hardware vendors to ensure product security. An open port does not mean it is a security flaw. There is no known vulnerability at this time on the VR1600v that allows remote code execution via port 7547.