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We have been advised that some Telecom-supplied modems may have a security risk, that have WPS enabled by default:
Recently an exploit was identified with WPS, where with a combination of software tools and hardware/drivers, the WPS pin code facility could be exploited to generate the security key of a modem. WPS pin codes are a mandatory requirement for modems complying with Wi-Fi forum standards, therefore most current modems could potentially be compromised.
Currently, modem manufacturers are evaluating and taking steps to nullify this exploit. Until new firmware is available, you may use the telnet commands below to disable WPS functionality on the Technicolor TG585v8, TG582n, and TG797n modems (other Technicolor modems do not have WPS enabled).
WPS functionality will now now disabled. To re-enable WPS functionality, repeat the above process and replace state=disabled with state=enabled in Step 5.
For help please call us on 0800 22 55 98.
For non-Telecom modems, please contact your vendor for WPS support.