TLDR; No. I don’t especially like the look of it. You have to trust a company who is making money out of (hoping) their product is secure. I personally like KeePass ( http://keepass.info ) which works on all my devices and, coupled with a internet sync service (that also leaves you comfortable with the level of security offered), works on all my devices.
The UPnP protocol has a long standing history of security problems, not the least of which being that it allows unauthenticated devices to connect to and through your home network.
TLDR; UPnP is a flawed protocol which has been leveraged numerous times to conduct widespread attacks via large numbers of insecure devices. Do not enable UPnP on your network. Or do, but understand the potential consequences of your decision.
The rest of what follows is a rant/opinion/soapbox based on a number of years of experience in the real world of IT Security and Risk Analysis, and the cumulative research on the subject that goes with such. Continue reading “UPnP – Why I don’t allow it on my Home Network”
The first of what may become a series of presentations covering the home networking space. This presentation covers WHY you may want a home network, and what considerations need to be top of mind during planning.
I’ve just finished a presentation on Home Networking, The first of what may become a series of presentations covering the home networking space.
This presentation covers WHY you may want a home network, and what considerations need to be top of mind during planning.
Obviously things in this space change fast, so please feel free to comment and correct me if things get out of date, or if you plain don’t agree!