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Internet of default passwords … – did it improve at all?

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/26

Just over a year after this got posted, I wonder what the current state of affairs is. Did it get a lot worse or just a little (as when writing this in November 2016 my guess is that it won’t get any better soon):

To repeat +Thomas Mueller ‘s words:

Internet of default passwords …
Sounds bad until you realize that it’s even worse. There are millions of devices out there that can be or have already been compromised and can get their owners into deep shit, without their owners even doing anything wrong. And keeping your virus scanner up to date won’t help at all (it doesn’t really protect your PC either, but that’s a different story).

Just watch the first 10 minutes of the video, but be warned, it might ruin your day.

Via +Joe C. Hecht:

I found this to be a superior product – If you are into security, this episode was worth a listen. I hear they are into talking about home servers too. I like that.

A new TechSNAP is OUT: http://bit.ly/tsnap288

The Internet of Things is the Internet of Terrible, we’ll round up the week’s stories & submit the TechSNAP solution to you the audience. Plus the security cost of Android fragmentation, great questions & a packed round up!

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