Default Passwords for World Wide Packets/Lightning Edge Equipment

George Bonser gbonser at
Wed Jan 6 09:43:15 UTC 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> > having physical access pretty much trumps any other security
> The fact that there's a factory default means that lots of folks won't
> change it when they configure the unit with an IP address; they follow
> this with failing to implement iACLs, and it's pw3nt1me!

I suppose it is a philosophical thing with me.  I don't believe in
protecting people from their own stupidity. If you try to enforce that,
you end up with organizations making up their own "default" passwords
which can be little better than manufacturer defaults. 

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