My wife and I got into a discussion about the security of our home WiFi the other day, so I have come to this discussion board to see if I am wrong about how secure I/we feel. We have your normal home WiFi that is password protected, router config page is locked down with (non-default) username/pword, upnp disabled, etc.
- 2 foscam cameras not port forwarded (yes we know these are insecure, and that is what sparked the conversation). I created a custom webpage, hosted only on our LAN, to check video on these because we didn't want to use a 3rd party app.
- Port forwarded items: Nest, minecraft server, Splunk server, some Steam ports, openVPN server.
My wife is worried that somehow the cameras will be hacked into (even though they aren't port forwarded) or that some of the other items that are port forwarded will be compromised. She is afraid that because we used a third party app for a while these cameras have a feed to the outside world. Should there be any concerns with these cameras residing in our home? Does having any of those other items port forwarding present a security vulnerability?