Attackers easily gain admin rights on Asus and ZTE ADSL modems due default password

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We’ve just posted the following news: Attackers easily gain admin rights on Asus and ZTE ADSL modems due default password[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/08/ggijFJCGsvEXrCU4_500-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Attackers can easily gain administrators rights on ADSL modem routers of Asus and ZTE because they use a hard-coded password based on the MAC address, according to the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) of the Carnegie Mellon University.

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#2

Why would any manufacture want to hardcode security passwords into their devices? From a security point of view, that makes about as much sense as the FBI’s plans to make universal backdoors into our computers. I can’t think of a better way to describe this strategy better than “technologically stupid”.