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Re: How secure is Orbi?

Pascal1970
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How secure is Orbi?

Why is www.orbilogin.com not https? It doesn't feel secure to not use https login in my Orbi.

Model: RBK53| Orbi Router + 2 Satellites Orbi WiFi System
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FURRYe38
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Re: How secure is Orbi?

@DarrenM

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Retired_Member
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Re: How secure is Orbi?


@Pascal1970 wrote:

Why is www.orbilogin.com not https? It doesn't feel secure to not use https login in my Orbi.


...because you're staying within your network...??

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Pascal1970
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Re: How secure is Orbi?

Thanks. Of course. As long as the network is protected from the outside it should be no problem ;-).  I was puzzled because Chrome is warning me: you're visiting a not secure websited.

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tsig
Luminary

Re: How secure is Orbi?

Do you not have to be physically cabled into the router to access the orbi login?

RBR50, 2 RBS50's AP Mode, wireless backhaul
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Retired_Member
Not applicable

Re: How secure is Orbi?

from my experience....yes.....why not?

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Brain29
Apprentice

Re: How secure is Orbi?

for it to be ssl in network you need to be self signed .. self signed certificates will still get the same unsecure error -- only 3rd party certificates are trusted (internet is reqired)  --- as long as remote connect is off you shouldn't have to worry 

orbilogin.com call is captured by your obi - its kind of a browser hi-jack

some routers do ssl
unifi and synology do -- not sure all models
**other mesh systems like google control the log-in on there servers there ssl there by default and you have no control over it (last time i checked) 

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Elmwoodie
Aspirant

Re: How secure is Orbi?

Thats a great question.  It should be.   Even a self signed cert would provide server authentication (after the first connection anyway) on top of encryption on the wire.  Its just sloppy not to implement it.

Connections can easily be intercepted internally.  Even more so without server side authentication.  Its not likely i guess, but still.  

 

Elmwoodie.

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Elmwoodie
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Re: How secure is Orbi?

Self signed certificates can be trusted (for subsequent connections anyway) too.  This would provide server side authentication which would prevent other devices on your network from intercepting that magic URL.

 

Elmwoodie.

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