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fishacura

join:2008-01-25
Phoenixville, PA
reply to fishacura

Re: Router id/pw

Not a shot at VZ at all. If I didn't trust them and value their service, I wouldn't be a customer. But come on....to believe that it's a completely safe practice not to reset your user id/pw after someone had access to it is just naive in today's world. Sad...yet true IMHO.
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birdfeedr
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-11
Warwick, RI
kudos:9
said by fishacura:

reset your user id/pw after someone had access to it

Actually, I'd think most people leave the user id intact and only change the password, not knowing that changing it to admin96 or even heyitsme adds security. Well, Actiontec allows that, some routers can't handle a username change.


More Fiber
Premium,MVM
join:2005-09-26
West Chester, PA
kudos:32
reply to fishacura
said by fishacura:

so any TECH who's out installing FIOS could easily have your personal info.

So what if he has the router password?

What does it get him unless you've explicitly enabled remote access to the router GUI (it's disabled by default)?
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