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Kudos0

Configuring Norton Core without the app

Is the mobile app the only way to configure my Norton Core? I've got it setup and working but I was kind of hoping for a web interface or configuration through Norton Security on Windows. I was also wondering if there are any additional settings besides the ones available via the app for more advanced users.

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Re: Configuring Norton Core without the app

Yes. The mobile app is the only way to configure the Core.  See here.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
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Re: Configuring Norton Core without the app

This is not really a solution, Norton should definitively create a control program for Windows PC, but in the meantime I am using an android emulator so I can control the core router from my computer, so far it's working well. Of all the emulators I tried, I found DuOS to be the best.

Kudos0

Re: Configuring Norton Core without the app

chuchog98:

This is not really a solution, Norton should definitively create a control program for Windows PC, but in the meantime I am using an android emulator so I can control the core router from my computer, so far it's working well. Of all the emulators I tried, I found DuOS to be the best.

This still needs the PC running the emulator to have Bluetooth, right?

Kudos0

Re: Configuring Norton Core without the app

Yes, but only for setup purposes. Once the core is setup, you can access it from the emulator even if the PC has no Bluetooth.

Another option is to sideload the norton core apk into a kindle fire tablet.

Kudos0

Re: Configuring Norton Core without the app

chuchog98:

Yes, but only for setup purposes. Once the core is setup, you can access it from the emulator even if the PC has no Bluetooth.

Another option is to sideload the norton core apk into a kindle fire tablet.

Wait, what? How does that work?

I though the idea was "local networking isn't safe", "only local short range Bluetooth is safe enough" (even though that makes no sense).

By what means does it get accessed after Bluetooth?

Kudos0

Re: Configuring Norton Core without the app

From the FAQ:

"Backdoors and vulnerabilities have been found in numerous routers that allow hackers to access them through the web interface..."

"To eliminate these security risks, Norton Core offers secure access to router settings only through the mobile app using your Norton account credentials"

What Norton is eliminating is the web interface and is replacing it with the mobile app using Norton account credentials, so even if I use the app within DuOS, I still need to input my Norton credentials and no web interface is used. My guess is that Bluetooth is used only for handshaking, after that, the communication is established through Norton secure server and Bluetooth is no longer needed.

That said, not making an app for PC seems to me a gross oversight, one that I hope Norton corrects soon.

Kudos0

Re: Configuring Norton Core without the app

chuchog98:

From the FAQ:

"Backdoors and vulnerabilities have been found in numerous routers that allow hackers to access them through the web interface..."

"To eliminate these security risks, Norton Core offers secure access to router settings only through the mobile app using your Norton account credentials"

What Norton is eliminating is the web interface and is replacing it with the mobile app using Norton account credentials, so even if I use the app within DuOS, I still need to input my Norton credentials and no web interface is used. My guess is that Bluetooth is used only for handshaking, after that, the communication is established through Norton secure server and Bluetooth is no longer needed.

That said, not making an app for PC seems to me a gross oversight, one that I hope Norton corrects soon.

It certainly limits your options to configure your router if the router needs working internet access on the WAN to be configured. What happens if you sign in via PPPoE on DSL (when they finally add that feature) and you have a password or username change? Or you change to cable? How does the modem get online to be re-configured if the "get online settings" are now wrong?

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