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BT Home Hub 5 - USB stick as a server

shermans
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BT Home Hub 5 - USB stick as a server

I have just read that the BT Home Hub 5 can be used as a server by plugging in a memory stick into the USB port.  My worry is about security.  If someone hacked into my router, could they see the files on the memory stick ?  Is this a real risk or not ?  I do not want to have to turn off my SSID because visitors could not then use my wi-fi.

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Re: BT Home Hub 5 - USB stick as a server

I'd say it's a very small risk and hiding your ssid wouldn't help with a competent intruder anyway.

I've got a hard drive plugged into my hub one.
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shermans
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Re: BT Home Hub 5 - USB stick as a server

Thanks, I'll give it a go.