[Freedombox-discuss] Using Freedombox with a normal router

Yoel Koenka yoel.koenka at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 19:34:16 UTC 2017

I think it is different because if you have a virus on your PC that sends
stuff out, the freedombox could be used as a firewall to block such

On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 11:45 AM, Elena ``of Valhalla'' Grandi <
valhalla-d at trueelena.org> wrote:

> On 2017-08-02 at 23:56:52 +0200, Yoel Koenka wrote:
> > Isn't it a security issue, connecting my freedombox to my router?
> >
> > Most of the recommended hardware include only one ethernet port, so you
> > have to connect your modem to a router and the freedombox connects to
> this
> > router, like your own PC.
> >
> > My question is, isn't it a potential security breach? For all we know,
> the
> > router could send copies of our safely encrypted messages without any of
> > the security offered by Freedombox.
> I don't see how this is going to be significantly different from the
> modem (usually very much not free hardware) being able to send our
> messages elsewhere, or even worse the ISP equipement doing so (not free
> hardware and not under our control either).
> Yes, the router *could* do so by connecting to somebody else's wifi and
> bypassing our modem / internet connection, but that would be quite a
> strange way to do mass surveillance when there are lots of easier ways
> to try earlier.
> --
> Elena ``of Valhalla''
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