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Posted 28 September 2014 - 12:47 PM
Posted 02 October 2014 - 05:41 AM
Nikon D750 Wi-Fi app: Security risk surfaces (Updated 29 September) - Amateur Photographer
Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:01 AM
Interesting...probably not a big deal for most folks, but very good to know...I say not a big deal as most folks probably don't have photos that others would really care about, but, in reality, it is good practice to put security in place regardless. It amazes me how many people don't even have a password (or some form of security) on their smartphone...
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Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:04 AM
I think the most important thing is that folks are told about it and have the ability to fix it if desired. As I said above, I would be willing to bet that most folks don't take Internet or associated (smart phone) security as seriously as they should. I am far from an IT Security expert, but I did play one in real life for awhile ...Security in general makes it harder for most people to do their normal tasks so they try to work around it or try to minimize the level of security for things they do frequently. I am guilty as well in some cases, but I can say that I at least try to consider the impact of my decisions. And, at least I am making decisions vs. ignoring the potential issues.
Posted 17 October 2014 - 06:02 PM
Did you ever buy a firewall/router with wireless and you had to configure a password and setup WPA or whatever authentication it had? Same thing with the camera. Having a default password is no safer than none at all because to be a default everyone who ever looks at the manual would know what it is. So, in short, you need to configure that before use just like you set the date/time on the camera when you first get it. What Nikon could fail at, however, is not informing the user very well that they need to do that.
Posted 18 October 2014 - 08:38 AM
FYI - I shot a football game last night and got a look at the D750. Not much of a look, but the photographer had purchased it as a backup for his D4. He said he was quite happy with it. In looking at it, it looks good, but for me I would want the motor base with it. He said it did well for him in low light - he didn't say as good as his D4, but it sounded like he considered it as good at 12800 ISO. He definitely recommended I check one out.