"Nikon has advised D750 DSLR users to manually activate the security setting on Nikon’s Wi-Fi software app for mobile devices, to avoid the risk of unauthorised access to the camera’s images by a third party.
Amateur Photographer (AP)’s technical team has discovered a potential security flaw during their review of a full-production sample of the D750, which went on sale in the UK two days ago.
If users do not manually activate the Wi-Fi security settings, via the app, then they could expose the D750’s images to unauthorised access."
AP technical editor Andy Westlake added:
"If you have Wi-Fi turned on, anyone with a smart device and the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility can connect to the camera and download images from the memory card without the owner’s permission."
You can read the entire article on AmateurPhotographer.co.uk
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Canon has released a firmware update for the eligible PIXMA printer models listed below to enable access to the security option to set the administrator password. Details
This Firmware Update incorporates the following improvement:
The security option to set the administrator password has been added to the Remote UI* menu for eligible models.
By setting the administrator password, you can protect your printer settings from being changed by unauthorized persons other than the administrator.
If the printer is connected to a network, we recommend that the printer’s firmware be updated and the security password be configured.
*For more information on how to access and use Remote UI please, click here to access the model list. Choose the model. Type “Remote” into the Gooole Customer Search box. Press Enter for a list of results.
How to determine the Firmware Version of your printer
|Model Name||Current Firmware version|
|MG7120||Ver. 4.030 or later|
|MG6420||Ver. 3.080 or later|
|Ver. 3.080 or later|
|Ver. 1.090 or later|
|MX532||Ver. 3.060 or later|
|Ver. 3.060 or later|
|iX6820||Ver. 1.050 or later|
|iP8720||Ver. 1.050 or later|
Print the nozzle check pattern to determine the firmware version the printer is running. The Firmware version will be listed on the bottom of the nozzle check pattern sheet. For instructions on how to print the nozzle check pattern sheet, please review the User Manual. Access to the Online Manual is available by clicking here and selecting the printer model. How to configure the Security password
- Update the printer’s firmware.
- Configure the Administrator password. Access the Remote UI: With the Remote UI, you can check information about the printer or use the printer utility programs via PC smartphone, or similar device.
- Choose the “Security” menu item.
- Choose “Administrator password setting”.
- “Register the administrator password?” Choose “Yes”.
- When you register an administrator password, password authentication will be required upon starting Remove UI.” Choose “OK”.
- Admin password registration - Enter an alphanumeric password no longer than 32 characters. The password is case-sensitive. Please save the password in a safe place as you may need it in the future.
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region. Please register your PIXMA printer. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available.
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Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)
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