Security of Maestro

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How secure is the embedded Windows OS in the Maestro from internet hacking? Could vulnerabilities on the Maestro be used to attack other computers on my network? I run anti-virus software and keep up with Windows updates on these computers, two things that I am unable to do with the Maestro.

On a related note, I know Linux is more secure than Windows, but how secure is the Flex Radio itself?
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Mark Erbaugh

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Posted 1 year ago

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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You forgot the third thing you cannot do with the Maestro; download and install third-party software where a vast majority of attack vectors, such as viruses, malware, trojans, and worms come from.

If you use the Maestro as it is intended, it is a very secure computing platform.  You can only run the programs that are downloaded from FlexRadio on it, so your exposure is minimal.  You have a greater risk from IoT and general purpose operating systems than you do from a Maestro.
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Thanks for the info.