Originally Published: Friday, 28 July 2000 Author: Alexander Reelsen
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Default Passwords and What You Can Do About Them

[SP] This is a rather large security issue that has been (until lately) largely ignored and swept under the carpet. Many vendors have a dirty little secret: they ship software and hardware with default usernames and passwords, some of which they do not tell customers about. Once an attacker knows these default settings they can typically access the software remotely and gain administrative control.