Monday, November 24, 2014

Security

So there has been a lot of rumblings over the weekend over security.
This was after it was announced that there is a Russian website with links to numerous webcams. mostly in the USA, more details of what has happened is on the BBC news channel http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30121159

What can you do?

When ever you get a new piece of tech, that connects to the internet change the default password.  This has been advice we have issues for years, but whatever you connect, Router, printer, camera, phone, change the password.
Recently I moved my home Broadband connection to SKY (well it was free) and we only really use it to download to the sky box!, but this router came with a random set password, but still the first thing I did, even before it went online was to change this password.

Tip number 2, don't set all the passwords the same, just in case someone actually accesses your router.

Of course it isn't rocket science to have the kit to ask you to change your password as the first thing it does when you connect to it. However I do wonder how many people would actually then set a password, or accept a default one, to save time, when all you want to do is play with your latest toy!

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