Windows 10: Security Concerns of Consumer Routers / Some Commercial Routers
Security Concerns of Consumer Routers / Some Commercial Routers
I am an IT guy, so security is constantly on my mind -- I would like feed back as well some input and opinions into this injustice done by major manufacturers. This is the fact that major manufacturers of Consumer Routers (Mostly) are building in "Default" back doors to these devices that are not documented in their manuals. The fact that they (Companies) have built in users like "User", "Admin", "Mso", "Moxi", and "Root" Not only do they have built in [users] but they also have multiple inputs to those [users] ie. "User" / administrator "User" / Michael. Most of us are aware that the "User" is there and can be changed as well as [user] ie. "Admin" / admin "Admin" / Password ==> But I recently found a vendor with the hidden user named "Root" with default "password" and also the user "Moxi" (which is a multimedia acronym) with the default password "Blank". These type of back that are not documented and pose a threat to our home routers via government or hackers and I personally think that they should stop. I did not list the names of the five most popular brands on purpose. I don't think this forum would like it much, so I left the names out. ALL are guilty of creating this type of back door with users. I learned of this when my ISP called and said I downloaded some type of illegal music. Which turned out to be someone using the back door "Root" and used my wireless router to accomplish it. - GOTO Starbucks -
I conclusion: Back Doors may be fine but undocumented ones pose a security risk, when you don't know they are there.
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