Heads up, check your settings. I’m sure with the level expertise here it’s probably not necessary but…
I’m a Patreon supporter of OctoPrint. Why anyone would put that on an unsecured connection, I have no idea. The article is valid, but the repetitive callout of OP makes it seem like a software problem, when it’s a user problem.
Agreed! Totally! But this is what happens when you have a what was a technical product go mainstream and “Joe Public” wants everything connected. IoT, I love it, but I have 40 years in IT, 10 years in Digital Forensics. It’s a lot different for the general public.
When I was doing IT Consulting, I still was finding post-it notes with usernames and passwords… Now I just look for the Doc “passwords” or the XLS “Passwords”
Don’t let anyone know, but I’ve been using @jbpa’s 3D printer remotely for months now
There are times when I’d really like to be connected to my printers remotely. So far I have resisted the urge. One is that I spend too much time already on the Glowforge forums at work and this would just be one more temptation. Two, I don’t know enough about security these days to manage it safely. I know that there are very clear instructions, but still, I spend enough time with my Google Cloud compute engine keeping that secure. When I look at logs for that, and for my home router, I get paranoid enough.
I spent a few hours with shodan once and was amazed at what is there freely accessible. It is quite intimidating.
Then you really don’t want to look at the Dark Web, it’s a cesspool. But it is educational, could get you flagged though…
Many years ago the Onion ran a IT safety article. One of the recommendations was to rename your goat porn folder to financials so the kids would ignore it. So just call your password file poetry.doc.
So that’s where those strange objects were coming from.
As someone that currently does security consulting, I still find post-it notes with usernames and passwords.
I wouldn’t want to freak people out with the kinds of things I used to find in my incident response and forensics days.
Nor I, I’m on a task-force, I.C.A.C. Internet Crimes Against Children… That’s why I got GF to make beautiful things in an ugly world. Alternate Income Stream to retire.
Amen to that!
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