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 Post subject: Hive - security
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:50 am 

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Hi folks - I'm new so hoping this is relevant.

I installed a Hive 2 recently and now have it working fine, with the help of a signal booster plug. However a mate of mine, who is an Internet security specialist, warned me about simply attaching this to our BT Home Hub, since it could be a back door for hackers to access our data. We have a big NAS drive continually running on our home network, where we (internally) share all kinds of domestic files, bank statements, photos, scans of bills etc, not to mention a couple of home PCs, iPhones, iPads etc.

He has recommended the following: -

"create a sub-net separate from any storage (e.g. NAS) or home computers, and put a firewall in between with just the ports open that are needed. Otherwise a hack attack on your IOT network (sensors, controllers, etc) could go unnoticed for weeks and compromise your home network as well. Don't forget to change any default admin passwords on the controllers and disable remote access from the Internet, if you want best protection."

I can't see any way to do any of this. Has anyone else looked into it?


 Post subject: Re: Hive - security
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:20 pm 

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I wouldn't get too obsessed about this, you're not going to be a prime target for hackers and the hive system hasn't had any security issues so far as I'm aware, theoretically all this internet connected kit is a risk but in practice there's more chance of devices with specific security holes being hijacked for DoS attacks etc from automated attacks rather than a human trying to hack in to your specific setup of devices.
Really personal info might be worth encrypting on your storage in some way just in case though.

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