Factory settings - insecure by default

Tuesday, 25 April 2006, 5:31 PM EST

So, you just set up a shiny new wireless router at home or at your office. As convenient as it is to have no strings, or at least wires, attached, that new router may have punched a hole in your security schema and set you up for unwanted trouble. The reason you could now be vulnerable is simple: default settings. Remember, manufacturers often turn off security and certain other features by default so that their products will be easier to set up and integrate into a wide variety of networks.

At Computerworld.

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