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Dutch ISPs making router passwords too easy for hackers

Tuesday 11 August 2015 | 11:03 CET | News
Dutch ISPs Ziggo, KPN and Tele2 are providing their internet customers with predictable, insecure passwords for their Wi-Fi routers, according to research by the Radboud University Nijmegen seen by the programme Nieuwsuur. The standard passwords provided with the routers are based on network addresses, making it easy for hackers to guess the codes. The researchers said it would be just as easy for the ISPs to provide random passwords, but they do not. The university informed the providers six months ago about its findings, and the ISPs said they informed their customers about the issue.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: KPN / Tele2 / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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