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The "Internet of Things"
« on: October 25, 2017, 05:53:17 PM »
Just moved in to a new place recently, looking through the available wi-fi networks. One caught my eye, "<company>solar1234".
Now we have solar panels, they are made by <company>, so I tried connecting but admin/admin didn't work  :(
Googled "default password for <company> solar wifi" and found it, the installer hadn't changed anything from default.

The main problem is that from the web interface you can set up ethernet/wireless, update the firmware and turn it off

I used to laugh at the IoT panic. Now maybe a cynical smile...
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Re: The "Internet of Things"
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 03:49:19 AM »
Been following that IoT stuff... so easy to hack  :biggrin:

When wireless first came out the installers were a bit dense and always left the default passwords on the routers.
Some 'aware' people would then park their cars outside buildings, sit with their laptops, scanning for default passwords.
Took at least a year of high bandwidth complaints for the installation companies to catch on  ::)
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Re: The "Internet of Things"
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 04:01:51 PM »
I think that updating the firmware can be even worse than turning these things off. You can turn it on again, but maybe a bad update can do some damages to these things.  :icon_exclaim: