Tuesday, September 13, 2011

warning: default passwords on hotel safes

found this on boing boing and figured it was worth passing on a warning about. if you watch the video it should be pretty clear why a default password on a safe is a problem, but it also demonstrates why default passwords are a problem in general - if some thing (a safe, a door, a database, etc) has a default password then someone who happens to know that password can bypass the security on ALL instances of that thing. yours, mine, everyone's stuff is at risk when protected by a security system that has a default password.