Point-of-Sale vendor has used the same admin password for 25 years
Alan Martin reports:
A major vendor of point-of-sale terminals has not changed the default passwords used on its devices in a quarter of a century, researchers have revealed at RSA 2015.
The firm was not named during the presentation by Charles Henderson and David Byrne for security reasons, but it is said to be a widely used manufacturer. Although the password can (and should) be changed, CIO reports that the researchers believed in most cases they were left as customers assumed the password – 166816 – was unique to them.
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rb - April 24, 2015
That’s amazing. I’ve got the same combination on my luggage.