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Hackers stole a casino's high-roller database through a thermometer in the lobby fish tank

Discussion in 'General Fish Talk' started by Reed, Apr 15, 2018.

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    The idea of an internet enabled heater seems just nuts to me.
     
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    :eek: bahahahaha!
     
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    Not a "thermometer" or anything of the sort. It's a complete monitoring package -- we sell them, or at last a similar one (I don't know which brand was involved, probably a knock-off). They're really handy. They monitor temperature, oxygen, pH, ORP, and a bunch of other things, can control pumps, lights, etc., do automated tasks, and even provide live streaming video of your tank. They're lifesavers with large, high end tanks.

    They act as a fail safe for bad heaters, for one thing -- your heater gets stuck on, they turn it off when it reaches 77. They'll turn the chiller on, send an alert, etc. They'll tell you when a fish has died in the tank.

    When you're talking a large, expensive reef tank, the $600 you'll pay for this system is worth it, and a lot of freshwater aquarists could learn a thing or two, too.
     
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    (And for the record, the idiot who configured the system had it set-up incorrectly if someone was able to easily hack it. Secure your networks and the devices on them).
     
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    It just makes me think of the story you told me about your client and the FX6 that you "turned on" from your phone...
     
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    I guess if I had an expensive inventory of fish it would be nice. I'd have all the monitoring done offline with everything hooked up to a self starting generator when the power goes out. Agree having anything on a network that's not secure is asking for trouble.
     

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