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German court rules default password is 'sufficiently secure'

Monday 28 November 2016 | 11:05 CET | News
Consumers are not obliged to change the default password set by the manufacturer on a router, the German Federal Court of Justice has held. The court considered a case brought by a film company against a woman whose Wi-Fi network was hacked and used to offer the illegal download of a movie. The film company alleged the woman had an obligation to change the router manufacturer's default Wi-Fi password to a private, individual code. The court, however, rejected this reasoning and held that no consumer could be required to change the Wi-Fi password without evidence of a security breach.

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