Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 7th Dec 2005 22:55 UTC, submitted by LogError
Privacy, Security, Encryption Every security savvy professional lives with the daily fear of the "never expiring password" being exposed. It's the unspoken taboo, the wide open back door in every corporate network. But no-one ever acknowledges it or discusses it. All applications have got pre-defined passwords that never change. Which means developers, privileged users and hosting third party service providers will all have access to these passwords.
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RE[3]: Unconvinced
by shadow303 on Thu 8th Dec 2005 16:50 UTC
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2005-06-29

Although the sales angle might not be enough to discredit what this guy says, I would be very hesitant to believe this guy's claims about security problems based solely on the fact that he can't figure out how to change the password on his well-documented security system. Either he isn't smart enough to figure out what is written in a good manual, or else the manual is poor and he doesn't care enough to contact technical support for instructions. Either way, he doesn't sound like a good source for security solutions.

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