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KPN improves password system following tip

Thursday 5 July 2012 | 09:09 CET | News
KPN has for years provided business ADSL customers with an insecure password, Webwereld reported. The default 'welkom01' password and variants did not have to be adjusted and so many customers did not change them. The user's postcode and house number were used as username. The combination provided access to the personal settings of the ADSL service, where name and address, account and passwords could be viewed and modified. Also, a full list of KPN customers could be found via RIPE NCC. KPN said in a press release that 120,000 of the 180,000 customers have not changed their passwords and that

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: KPN / NCC / RIPE NCC
Countries: Netherlands
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