Is DD-WRT safe from hackers? I want to use it if I'm mistaken, but here the situation: I flashed my WRT54G v4 from Linksys firmware to DD-WRT v23 RC6 mini then standard. To make sure this firmware was secure I used PuTTy and connected to my router and noticed its listening on 0.0.0.0 (universal IP) on port 80, 22, 23, 5431. I used PuTTy remotely and connected to my internet IP address and was able to get through on a port 80 connection. I ran a netstat -l command and found the ports listed above listening on universal IPs. So I disabled all of the webbased connection features and tried again and still got through. (Connecting from a friends house using PuTTy on a RAW port 80 connection to my IP address) Maybe its a setting I had or its an open door to a hacker in the firmware, I love the firmware because it fixed all my connectivity issues and wired connection drops. So, I tried downgrading to the Linksys 4.20.7 firmware and tried connecting to the port 80 and it was refused, so were all the other connections. Was it a setting in DD-WRT that I missed or is it a security problem with the firmware? So my question is why does DD-WRT accept inbound connections to mess with the router from 0.0.0.0 instead of 192.168.0.0 (or 192.168.1.0)?