IFTTT is it worthwhile?

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Skeptical.me

Very Senior Member
Hi,

On my RT-AX88U I see I have the option for Alexa (which I would never use) and IFTTT. I only use IFTTT for alerts on some Cameras I have at home. However, is it worthwhile using it on the router? And in terms of privacy is there any risk?

Thanks :)
 

Adamm

Part of the Furniture
I personally believe it’s a huge security risk marketed at less tech savvy users.

Perhaps on select devices it might make sense, but on the router directly is a pretty scary thought.
 

Skeptical.me

Very Senior Member
I personally believe it’s a huge security risk marketed at less tech savvy users.

Perhaps on select devices it might make sense, but on the router directly is a pretty scary thought.
I've been cautious of using IFTTT ... so I'm not surprised by your statement. I looked over it and it offers nothing I particularly need.

I won't be able to get rid of IFTTT until I get some new IP cams soon. As the only way I can receive notification alerts and SMS alerts is via IFTTT.
 

Protik

Senior Member
GUI of Asus router have been known to have numerous security risks in the past. There might still be unknown security risks that are not known yet. Using IFTTT means it will be opening web GUI to the outside world. So I would rather stay away than being test bed for hackers. You can see a earlier discussion on this here.
 

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