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Re: New firmware version for REV I router: 40.20.7
said by Bob99:It use to be a open firewall port 4567 they triggered to have the router look for the update, but even if you manually set a rule to drop port 4567 requests, the router would still re-enable the port, and the next update would remove any manual blocking rules you had previously configured.
I have auto check disabled, but the upgrades still get pushed to my router.
I think I set a rule to close the port and have the router reject any attempts at access before, but I gave up long ago, because it would always set itself back to open again.
Have not really thought about it much since then, that was prob. 5+ years ago....
As I recall, Verizon claimed they kept that secure on their own network, and it was simply a maintenance port only they could access, but anyone using a Verizon specific Actiontec firmware on another ISP might want to run a port scan to see what else the Verizon firmware opens up, and if it could be a potential security issue for you.
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