More proof that default passwords are bad

Posted: 02-18-2008, 10:02 AM
This is a scary sight... One place where you can get the default
passwords for just about any hardware. If there was any doubt that not
changing the default passwords on a router is bad, it should be gone
now.... :-(
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Regards,
Hank Arnold
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Directory Services

More proof that default passwords are bad


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Tom Allen
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Re: More proof that default passwords are bad
Posted: 02-18-2008, 10:53 AM

"Hank Arnold (MVP)" <rasilon@aol.com> wrote in message
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> This is a scary sight... One place where you can get the default
> passwords for just about any hardware. If there was any doubt that not
> changing the default passwords on a router is bad, it should be gone
> now.... :-(
> --
>
> Regards,
> Hank Arnold
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Server - Directory Services
Any chance of a link to that 'sight' ?

Tom


DevilsPGD
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Re: More proof that default passwords are bad
Posted: 02-18-2008, 11:03 AM
In message <u0jpuVhcIHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl> "Hank Arnold (MVP)"
<rasilon@aol.com> wrote:
>This is a scary sight... One place where you can get the default
>passwords for just about any hardware. If there was any doubt that not
>changing the default passwords on a router is bad, it should be gone
>now.... :-(
When has anyone with any level of competence ever suggested that
changing default router (and other) passwords is bad?
Tom Allen
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Re: More proof that default passwords are bad
Posted: 02-18-2008, 11:22 AM

"DevilsPGD" <spam_narf_spam@crazyhat.net> wrote in message
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> In message <u0jpuVhcIHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl> "Hank Arnold (MVP)"
> <rasilon@aol.com> wrote:
>
>>This is a scary sight... One place where you can get the default
>>passwords for just about any hardware. If there was any doubt that not
>>changing the default passwords on a router is bad, it should be gone
>>now.... :-(
>
> When has anyone with any level of competence ever suggested that
> changing default router (and other) passwords is bad?
Probably never, but that's false logic and not the same as regarding not
changing them as not bad :-)

Tom


Gary Mount
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Re: More proof that default passwords are bad
Posted: 02-18-2008, 11:30 AM
If I forgot my password for my hardware device, such as my router, I would
need to reset it if I wanted to change settings on the device.
It would then revert to its default password, and it might be handy to have
a web site where I could find out what the new password is if I could not
locate my manual for the device.

"Hank Arnold (MVP)" <rasilon@aol.com> wrote in message
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> This is a scary sight... One place where you can get the default passwords
> for just about any hardware. If there was any doubt that not changing the
> default passwords on a router is bad, it should be gone now.... :-(
> --
>
> Regards,
> Hank Arnold
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Server - Directory Services
SG
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Re: More proof that default passwords are bad
Posted: 02-18-2008, 11:46 AM
This one maybe?
http://www.phenoelit-us.org/dpl/dpl.html

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"Tom Allen" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Hank Arnold (MVP)" <rasilon@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:u0jpuVhcIHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> This is a scary sight... One place where you can get the default
>> passwords for just about any hardware. If there was any doubt that not
>> changing the default passwords on a router is bad, it should be gone
>> now.... :-(
>> --
>>
>> Regards,
>> Hank Arnold
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Server - Directory Services
>
> Any chance of a link to that 'sight' ?
>
> Tom
>
SG
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Re: More proof that default passwords are bad
Posted: 02-18-2008, 11:49 AM
Or maybe this?
http://www.cirt.net/cgi-bin/passwd.pl

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"Tom Allen" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Hank Arnold (MVP)" <rasilon@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:u0jpuVhcIHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> This is a scary sight... One place where you can get the default
>> passwords for just about any hardware. If there was any doubt that not
>> changing the default passwords on a router is bad, it should be gone
>> now.... :-(
>> --
>>
>> Regards,
>> Hank Arnold
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Server - Directory Services
>
> Any chance of a link to that 'sight' ?
>
> Tom
>
Rojo Habe
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Re: More proof that default passwords are bad
Posted: 02-18-2008, 04:20 PM

"Gary Mount" <gary_mount@telus.net> wrote in message
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> If I forgot my password for my hardware device, such as my router, I would
> need to reset it if I wanted to change settings on the device.
> It would then revert to its default password, and it might be handy to
> have a web site where I could find out what the new password is if I could
> not locate my manual for the device.
>
All well and good, which is why these sites exist. Leaving it as default in
normal use, however, is very dodgy.


Rojo Habe
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Re: More proof that default passwords are bad
Posted: 02-18-2008, 04:30 PM
Only problem is, if I change the password on my Vonage router, does that
stop Vonage from accessing it for necessary updates?

Similarly, my cable modem becomes inaccessible to visiting engineers. Not
really that much a hacker would want to do to my cable modem though...

To be safe, one can make use of those sites to return your passwords to
default should maintenance from outside become necessary.


"Hank Arnold (MVP)" <rasilon@aol.com> wrote in message
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> This is a scary sight... One place where you can get the default passwords
> for just about any hardware. If there was any doubt that not changing the
> default passwords on a router is bad, it should be gone now.... :-(
> --
>
> Regards,
> Hank Arnold
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Server - Directory Services
Dustin Harper
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Re: More proof that default passwords are bad
Posted: 02-18-2008, 05:12 PM
Those sites have been around for a long time, also on BBS's back in the day.
Nothing new... Scary? Not really. It's common sense to change the password
if you want to be secure...

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"SG" <sorry@nomail.com> wrote in message
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> This one maybe?
> http://www.phenoelit-us.org/dpl/dpl.html
>
> --
> All the best,
> SG
>
>
> "Tom Allen" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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>>
>> "Hank Arnold (MVP)" <rasilon@aol.com> wrote in message
>> news:u0jpuVhcIHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> This is a scary sight... One place where you can get the default
>>> passwords for just about any hardware. If there was any doubt that not
>>> changing the default passwords on a router is bad, it should be gone
>>> now.... :-(
>>> --
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Hank Arnold
>>> Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows Server - Directory Services
>>
>> Any chance of a link to that 'sight' ?
>>
>> Tom
>>
>
 
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