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Plusnet Hostname & Privacy ?

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Ween
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Registered: ‎16-01-2017

Plusnet Hostname & Privacy ?

I made a discovery this week and in my mind poses bit of a security risk.

 

Plusnet resolves our  IP address to our chosen account usernames.

 

 

Which in my case happens to be my full name, i was not made  DNS records where configured in this way by plusnet. (PLUSNETUSERNAME.plus.com based on chosen account username. Iv i had known this i would have obfuscated my host name.

 

In my view this could be seen as a security risk and allows a potential malicious individual to identify me indirectly even before they have potentially exploited a service running at home.

 

I run a lot of web facing services, Sonarr, Plex, Coach potato, DVR and https://home-assistant.io/  so have a lot of ports opened so subject to a lot of port scans and overall like to try and be as anonymous online as possible. I run a small forensics company, where my full name is listed on companies house so really am unhappy with this.

 

What is everyone view on this? 

 

 

 

 

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Oldjim
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Re: Plusnet Hostname & Privacy ?

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Ween
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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎16-01-2017

Re: Plusnet Hostname & Privacy ?

Thank you, two calls to plusnet asking if this was possible!