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FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / "Smart" Mustang GT is not so smart



Feb 27th, 2018 10:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

From The Register (A UK based IT site)

"Guitar amp manufacturer Fender's recently-introduced Mustang GT 100 guitar amplifier can be made to play whatever audio an attacker fancies, security researchers have discovered.

The amp allows Bluetooth connections, but without pairing security. Anyone within range could therefore "stream arbitrary audio to it and hijack your amp output", security researcher Chris Pritchard of Pen Test Partners (PTP) reported.

The device - marketed towards gigging musicians - is trivially easy to hack, as a video put together by PTP (below) demonstrates.

Anyone using the Mustang GT at a concert therefore ought to turn Bluetooth off - even though that removes the "smart" features that would have been the main reason for buying it in the first place.

The same amplifier is also vulnerable to more subtle hacks. For example it's possible to interfere with its preset sound settings.

more in full article"

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So. Cal. USA

Feb 27th, 2018 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile  


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I say stuff
Feb 27th, 2018 05:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

I wonder if Yngwie would be so kind as to hack mine.

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Feb 28th, 2018 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile  


Fender, what were you thinking?

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So. Cal. USA

Feb 28th, 2018 10:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ya know, the Behringer XR wireless mixers can be hacked as well if you don't password protect the internal router. Just sayin'. Anybody with the app on their phone could access you mix at a gig.

The ability to protect them is there however.


Boston Area

Feb 28th, 2018 09:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

>>Fender, what were you thinking?

Yep. They weren't. I wonder if Fender even employs software engineers... I'd guess they "outsource" all their software development. And since it wasn't in the Statement of Work that the lawyers reviewed a thousand times, and since engineering probably never saw it ...

I'm sorry - do I sound jaded? :)

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