Default Logins and Passwords for Networked Devices

by Volker Weber

NOTE: This listing is only provided as a resource to network administrators and security professionals. It is also meant to remind people that a serious problem exists when people configure a network or a computer system and do not change these passwords.

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I have to admit that I run most of my equipment using default passwords. Saves me from those annoying calls from some marketing departments like "You set a password to our box, would you remember what it was?" and the boring default answer "You know where to find the reset button, do you?"


Stefan Rubner, 2004-08-05

So if my home router uses the default password, but it is not on the list, does that mean it's more secure? :-)


Ken Porter, 2004-08-05

Jack Dausman of Leadership by Numbers posted awhile back a suggestion that Charlie Kaufman had made at Lotusphere for password strength - basically creating a "compound" password comprised of an easy-to-remember part (e.g. l33tboy) combined with a high-strength "root" (e.g. b6#-Vf). Then you can even write down the easy part somewhere, knowing that you have the "root" to make it stronger.

Read more about it here.

Kewl idea, huh?

Rock, 2004-08-05

Ken, not really. :-)

Rock, the problem is not a weak passport. It is the default password.

Volker Weber, 2004-08-05

you are right "passport" is weak. I would never use it :-)

Detlev Buschkamp, 2004-08-06

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