I recently bought the RedPitaya for our electronic lab, as I found it could turn out to be an incredibly useful device for automated test equipment development. So I am not using it in my home network, however, in a big company network with thousands of other users in the same network. Therefore I am (and the network department are) slightly concerned about access control on the RedPitaya.
Do I get it right that:
- The RedPitaya runs on tiny Linux derivate with one user, being "root" and password "root"
- If I connect it to the network with DHCP potentially anybody inside this network could SSH into it with this standard username/password?
- This person could then do whatever he/she wants with it (like, installing different software, just clocking up the network, etc.)
I could set it up with the wireless dongle and choose the WPA2 password to access it, which would somehow make it a bit more "secure", still, eventually I want the RedPitaya to connect to the internet within the company network.
Are there any better suggestions, experience? Or am I overly concerned...?