Warning to anyone with a Cisco router


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Cisco force users to open a cloud account if they want to access their routers.
Yes, that's right.
cisco also reserve the right to lock out your router if they decide you MAY have done something they don't like. There was also a bit about gathering information and selling it on.
I don't know if this is just the US but I wouldn't touch Cisco gear after this. Especially with the (non) apology further down the page. :mad:


Well-known Member
I can see alot of home users changing their routers now. Typical US imposing rules globally without bothering to check the various rules in other countries. You could get round this but you would probably have to challenge it in a court of law.


Well-known Member
:laugh: Have to laugh, my sub copy of PC Pro arrived this morning and lo and behold what is on the cover ?
'The failed porn cover-up. We expose the shocking flaws in child internet safety filters'.
Wonder if this sort of thing has led to Cisco deciding to take take up internet policing directly ?


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Only affects you if you have auto update enabled and they released a way to downgrade back to the none cloud firmware.

Was a very bad decision though, at least they crumbled with a downgrade method.


Well-known Member
Some more info from SmallNetBuilder. The conclusion on there is that some people are making more out of this than they need to. I can't say I like the idea of what they are doing though.

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