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    #16
    Interesting here just noticed a bunch of wireless stuff showing up on my home network and it wasn't configured yet such that I logged in to see what it was. It is more than likely some contractor installed stuff and put on line until someone figures it out.

    1 - Myq system unconfigured...I was able to hit the start button the MyQ device to configure it.
    2 - wireless thermostats left un configured - not sure what this is about yet.

    More and all easy to get to as it's not configured yet. The funny part of this is that it is made for easy configuration but you have to know something about it.
    Last edited by Pete; June 3, 2016, 09:03 AM.
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      #17
      It is refreshing to see someone even more paranoid than I am. The fad has passed but war driving was a thing around here for quite a while. Adult friends that I worked with would come in all excited to tell me about going on one - knowing I was into computers and networks. In the last place I lived someone had an automated system nearby that tried to attach to your wireless as soon as it was set up. So many of our computing systems have security features that aren't implemented at initial startup yet the first thing the systems do is jump on the internet to look for updates.

      Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.

      All of the recent automation and security hoopla seems to emanate from Snowden and his "revelations". If you were paying attention they weren't very revealing. The cold, hard, reality? If the NSA wants to see your network traffic they will. If a crackhead thief wants to put his shoulder through your back door he will. Or in my case he could just crawl through the doggie door. What I can't abide is some script kiddie gloating to his dopey friends about owning one of my machines. What none of us should allow is one of our machines becoming part of a botnet that can be used for more nefarious purposes.

      The chances are far greater that you will pick up some malware from visiting a website than from an attacker specifically targeting your network. It used to be only porn sites. Now it is everywhere. We used to only have to worry about Windows. Now it's Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android devices. They are all at risk. Earlier this year hackers got in to the Mint Linux servers and put their own ISO in place of the OS downloads. It's hard to configure for that.

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        #18
        now the electric stuff melting into slag and causing a fire is a concern.

        Here left the original installed contractor smokes and added my own wired stuff (smokes and ...) in zones to the OmniPro 2.
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          #19
          Originally posted by Pete View Post
          I had a fluke electrical thing a few years back that took out 90% of my Insteon switches.

          I have a commercial style TVSS next to the panel. This device has alarm panel connections (a bit overkill; but a great deal on the purchase).



          The outdoor AC condensor contactor shorted out, back feeding 220VAC to the house electric. Mostly the circuit breakers kicked on (except for a couple of them).

          The outdoor HVAC unit did catch fire and melted the freon lines releasing all of the freon. I installed another surge protector outside next to the HVAC compressor last year (or year before).



          This all happened on a very warm and muggy nigh (and it was raining).

          That ended my Insteon use and I finished migrating to UPB.

          I have had one Z-Wave switch do a flash a burn behind the family room coach once. (only one to date).
          Heap I got that same setup and working like a champ.
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            #20
            I eschewed any remote access service and roll openvpn with noip for dynamic DNS. This lets me get into the network and use vnc, SSH, etc while accessing private unrernalnwebsites. For homeseer I will also use myhs which is encrypted. At some point I'm going to set up reverse proxy with SSL cert so that I can access everything from public browsers then start using own cloud and some other self hosted stuff. Using insteon and z wave which is secure to the point that someone would need to physically be in the house to hack it or really be sophisticated to get to it from the outside. Wifi is about the only thing that can be hacked and I'm going to roll a separate wired lan for home automation and security st some point but in the meantime the router can ban Mac addresses after too man unsuccessful attempts.

            Not using ifttt for anything critical and as far as remote penetration goes if there's no door they can't get in. Need to put a switch on the router in the event of a ddos attack but that's extremely unlikely

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