Default Passwords for World Wide Packets/Lightning Edge Equipment

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Wed Jan 13 14:12:28 CST 2010


On Jan 13, 2010, at 2:47 PM, Nathan Eisenberg wrote:

> Not if you change the default password like any sane admin does...


This is from the OP:

	I have recently inherited the management of an undocumented network (failed FTTH provider) which utilizes World Wide Packets' LightningEdge 427 (16 port GBIC switch) and 311v (24/4 port Ethernet/GBIC switch) switches.  

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	Does anyone know the default passwords for World Wide Packets 427 and 311v switches?

Lots of gear has a button/jumper/pop_the_CMOS battery/other_physical_presence_magic to reset things to factory state, including the default pw.  The threat went on to why default passwords are bad, to passwords on the bottom of the device, to RFIDs because the devices of interest to this community are racked and stacked -- and back to theme #2: default passwords are bad...

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb









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