Posts Tagged ‘SSDP’

Test if Your Router’s UPnP is Exposed to the Internet

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Here’s a potential network security threat that many may have overlooked …

Universal Plug ‘n Play (UPnP) is a technology that enables devices to communicate with each other (meaning discovering and connecting) without authentication. So, instead of having to configure devices manually for that, devices like printers, game consoles, the fridge or fax machines use UPnP tp do so automatically so that they can provide their functionality on the network and use other functionality provided by the network, e.g. Internet access, automatically as well.

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