ENABLE 2FA & CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD
In news this month – Ubiquiti – a major hardware provider for WiFi and networking devices may have had some of its data leaked by a breach of one of its 3rd party cloud provider partners. This hasn’t been confirmed, but they are choosing to err on the side of caution.
Ubiquiti manufacture the Unifi WiFi access points that we know, love and utilize for most of our clients. Their market share has increased due to their devices being easy to use, install and configure.
While they have no evidence of such a hack, and also state that they are unaware of any unauthorised access at this stage, any data that may have been leaked would include a name, email address and an encrypted password.
Although this is not a fault of Ubiquiti, they have published a document letting users know that now may be a good time to change your password and enable 2FA for the Unifi login pages.
Thankfully, we host our own Unifi server and our end users are not required to do anything.
QCNS does have cloud access from Ubiquiti themselves, so we have changed our UI.com logins as advised and enabled 2FA as a precaution.
What’s at risk? Mostly your WiFi passwords, but because we have changed our login, access will now be closed down from anyone who manages to decrypt any leaked passwords.