Mapping the Internet: A Hacker's Secret Internet Census

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Mapping the Internet: A Hacker's Secret Internet Census

    Surely he would need more than just user=root or admin. What about the password ? i.e. you might have root or admin as user, but have changed the default password.
     
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    That was an interesting read, especially the paper. Link is in the article.
     
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    My Netgear router only allows changing the password, not the user name, which is admin. I suppose Netgear think that is good enough. :)
     
  4. Wait, it says in the article that (s)he hacked into devices that were not secured with a password, no? i.e. default username and bad password. Or am I missing something?
     
  5. BrandiCandi

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    If you changed the password to anything but the default then this project did not try to break in. It was only targeting default usernames and password combinations, of which there are an astonishing number.
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    Very cool.
     
  7. BrandiCandi

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    Even cooler is the researcher made all the data collected available to everyone.
     
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