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Someone requested a password reset on my Netgear readyshare

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    Registered Users Posts: 3,252 ✭✭✭ griffdaddy


    Hi everyone,

    As the title says, I received an email to reset my password on the Readyshare function of Netgear Nighthawk Router. This is basically a function that allows you to connect a hard drive or USB disk and access its contents over the internet. I don't have the service turned on but do use the router as a NAS on my local network. Is there anything I should be worried about here or is this some automated attempt? The email appeared to be from Netgear and called me by name.

    Thanks,

    Griff


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  • griffdaddy wrote: »
    Is there anything I should be worried about here or is this some automated attempt? The email appeared to be from Netgear and called me by name.

    It's one of three possibilities,
    • Someone with a simular email to you tried a reset and well, entered thier email incorrectly.
    • Some has tried to hack your account.
    • It's SPAM, spoofied to look like a genuine netgear email

    The correct response for all three options is to ignore the mail, and do not respond. Perhaps if you were using the service , you might use a trusted link to strenghten your password.




  • It's one of three possibilities,
    • Someone with a simular email to you tried a reset and well, entered thier email incorrectly.
    • Some has tried to hack your account.
    • It's SPAM, spoofied to look like a genuine netgear email

    The correct response for all three options is to ignore the mail, and do not respond. Perhaps if you were using the service , you might use a trusted link to strenghten your password.

    Thanks, those were my thoughts. I'll keep an eye out for anything suspicious but they're getting my Mame roms on the NAS over my dead body.




  • Netgear just sent out an email saying that a good few customers received it but there was no security breach.


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