It appears my Slingbox 500 is being hacked by an outsider. Suddenly, programs are being set up to record without my knowledge and channels are changing without any input from me, ie., I turned the TV on to a music channel then changed the channel to watch a TV show. Immediately, the channel was changed back to the music channel remotely.
I read on the internet about hackers doing a "search Slingbox users" then hacking through port 5001. Apparently there is some hacking code that seraches out anywhere in the world for your Slingbox then enters control of it through port 5001. Anyone know about this and how to stop it?
Oh, dear! If that's really what's happening, then manually configuring your Slingbox to use a different port on your router would most likely solve the problem.
Hope this helps!
The Slingbox Forum Moderation Team
P.S. The Slingbox 500 defaults to port 5201, so if these hackers are targeting port 5001, you should be safe.