According to a report from Amateur Photographer, the Nikon D750 uses an unsecured WiFi app to connect to your mobile device. The unfortunate consequences of this configuration means that anyone with a smartphone can download images from your D750 when the WiFi feature is enabled.
‘I couldn’t believe it. The Nikon D750 uses an unsecured Wi-Fi network, and doesn’t at any point require the camera owner to validate the identity of a smart device that’s trying to connect to it.
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.
We tested and confirmed this in the AP office; another smartphone user simply has to connect to the camera’s Wi-Fi network and start up the Nikon app to be able to browse and download images. The camera gives no clear indication that anything might be amiss. -Amateur Photographer
Obviously, until Nikon comes up with a fix, the workaround is to simply turn off the WiFi feature. While this is a bit embarrassing for the new camera’s launch, I suspect that we’ll see a firmware update roll out before the security risk poses any significant real world problems for D750 shooters.
[via Nikon Rumors]
Bob Cooley says
Please don’t re-post this hyperbolic drivel. The D750 comes with WPA2-PSK built in, you just have to activate it just like any other WiFi device that comes with a default or no password (like many internet routers).
Don’t spread the FUD…