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Re: Cisco, haven't we learned anything? (technician reset)y

  • From: Martin Hannigan
  • Date: Thu Jan 12 20:51:33 2006

> 
> 
> 
> > Actually, and fairly recently, this IS a default password in IOS.  New 
> > out-of-box 28xx series routers have cisco/cisco installed as the default 
> > password with privilege 15 (full access).  This is a recent development.
> 
> This is hardly only cisco's problem. Most office routers I've dealt with
> also come with default username/password and on occasions when I dealt
> with  existing installation those passwords have rarely been changed.
> 
> What should really be done (BCP for manufactures ???) is have default
> password based on unit's serial number. Since most routers provide this
> information (i.e. its preset on the chip's eprom) I don't understand
> why its so hard to just create simple function as part of software to 
> use this data if the password is not otherwise set.

Ex: Thot's how a Netscreen 5 works after a reset. The password is the
serial # if I remember correctly.

-M<




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