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Routers' "hard drive" chip. Is it possible to read information from it?

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:14 pm
by fbslim
Hello!

Subj.

Is there any protect from reading data from chip with Routers OS or not?

I mean, if somebody steal my router, can he(she) read info from cheap other way?

Re: Routers' "hard drive" chip. Is it possible to read information from it?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:00 pm
by fbslim
Cool answer )))

Re: Routers' "hard drive" chip. Is it possible to read information from it?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:24 pm
by soulflyhigh
Well, unless the chip is encrypted then it is theoretically possible to read it with appropriate electronic and software tools.
The question is, would you consider yourself a "target" for someone with such advanced equipment and knowledge?
If you really need high level of security then you should really know that use of the same user/password on multiple devices/services is a very bad practice.

Regards,
M.

Re: Routers' "hard drive" chip. Is it possible to read information from it?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:26 pm
by normis
Physical security is also important. And you can always enclose your device in epoxy, forbidding such type of access :)
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Re: Routers' "hard drive" chip. Is it possible to read information from it?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:37 pm
by sebastia
Someone, cough Kackele cough, going to get kicked again...

Re: Routers' "hard drive" chip. Is it possible to read information from it?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:55 pm
by CZFan
I once forgot a password for an old RB532. I simple booted openwrt from PXE and read what I had to. Also changed the password again, but that's not important, just bragging :-)
I am sure you won the Google user of the month award for that one, congratulations, well done!