[GRLUG] Standby generator calling-home security

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Sun May 1 10:52:47 EDT 2022

One recommendation I saw that made a lot of sense was moving all your IOT
devices to your guest WiFi.  That way if one of them has a security
vulnerability your home network and systems are isolated and protected.


On Sat, Apr 30, 2022, 3:07 PM Grand Rapids Linux Users Group <
grlug at grlug.org> wrote:

> I just had a standby generator installed (Kohler)—after two 3-day power
> outages within 15 days Nov-Dec 2000.
> If I understand the less-than-precise explanations from the electrician,
> the generator is connected to its home base through my wifi system. (But it
> listens to instructions from my iPhone over cellular rather than through my
> home wireless (so I can control it when away from home).)
> Are there any security issues I should be aware of or steps I should take?
> My router/wireless is an ASUS RT-N66U, a bit long in the tooth by now.
> Generator is connected to router by ethernet-over-home-power-line.
> Thanks
> Eric Beversluis
> Short fiction at www.ericbeversluis.com
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