TR-069: How to turn off the back-door in Exetel’s free ZTE modem

Two weeks ago we switched our Internet and copper phone-line to the NBN grid. (you have no choice 18 months after your street is hooked up) Our Exetel ISP send out a free ZTE modern on their 12 month contacts. (while oddly selling NetComm modems for $80+) Turns out the ZTE modem they send out has an enter antime they like ‘service’ back-door called TR-069 (see the above video showing how it’s hacked) which uses port 7547. I did a port scan on the new ZTE … holy gecko poop,…

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Community Spamming: ‘Uber Eats’ drove me back to AdBlocker

I hardly watch free to air TV (been a year since I turned it on) but I can imagine it’s just as bad there. Youtube, Courier Mail and everywhere else I go on the internet, I’m getting spammed with ‘Uber Eats’ advertising. If I want something to eat, I’ll hop in my own flipping car, go shopping … and cook my own flipping burgers.

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Quick easy free way to cut down on porn spam emails

My Thunderbird email client has 23 different email accounts in it for various websites and purposes. A few are with my ISP, some with Gmail, Hotmail … some with Yahoo, Live and the rest with my own websites. Without fail, I was getting 30+ slut spams per day from those cow urine drinking…

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eBay drags heals on Australian import GST avoiding criminals

Last week I spent extra (rare for tight assed me) on postage from a supposed Australian eBay seller – item was a little MD81 wi-fi camera Same thing shipped from China by Chinese sellers is cheaper even with the Australian GST import tax. I needed the camera fast. Item location? Supposedly Botany NSW .. 1000 km trip in 4 or 5 working days max, no sweat. With tied eyes scanning advert after advert for an hour, I settled on one with the Australian Flag on it. OK I though, then…

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