Connecting to the public wifi at Starbicks? Not what it is made for.
Problem is, that's going to be the very first thought of every photojournalist of any type. Or, if not Starbucks, then the hotel's WiFi, or the public (or quasi-public) WiFi at the stadium, or whatever.
And, arguably, that's exactly
what it's made for. Shoot your assignment and dump all your pictures to the editor's desk before you leave the venue, and they get published before the event's even over.
And why not?
I'm not surprised. It doesn't even occur to people, even many computer programmers, that some random device needs any kind of security when you connect it to the Internet. I mean, who's going to want to hack a camera?
Everybody at the next Red Carpet affair looking for a wardrobe malfunction, everybody with a grudge against a photographer who'd just love to see the police catch her red-handed with some kiddie porn, everybody who'd like to see the live view feed from that supposedly-off camera in the locker room.
These cameras could
have been secured, right from the get-go. And they should
have been, too. But, again, I'm not at all surprised that they're not...indeed, it would have been naïve to have expected otherwise.
Hell, just the fact that they include a built-in FTP (as opposed to SFTP) client should have been the big tip-off right there....