Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices
A hacker has published this week a massive list of Telnet credentials for more than 515,000 servers, home routers, and IoT (Internet of Things) "smart" devices.
The list, which was published on a popular hacking forum, includes each device's IP address, along with a username and password for the Telnet service, a remote access protocol that can be used to control devices over the internet.
According to experts to who ZDNet spoke this week, and a statement from the leaker himself, the list was compiled by scanning the entire internet for devices that were exposing their Telnet port. The hacker than tried using (1) factory-set default usernames and passwords, or (2) custom, but easy-to-guess password combinations.
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-Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
Everyone, please be wary that using default passwords or those that are easily guessed are not suggested to use in our online world. Please use a robust password, capital and lowercase, numbers and special characters in your passwords. Please, please also consider changing the passwords on a frequency basis."There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
-Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain3
Thanks for the info @kltaylor... If I might add, consider using a password manager. The better ones can help you generate a really strong password with a side benefit of storing them so you will not forget them. A good thread was started on the forums here on that very topic...Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...1
This feature is actually built into chrome. Launch chrome and go to chrome://flags then search for "Password Leak Detection" and enable.
Definitely recommend enabling this feature and it's available on mobile where plug-ins aren't available.
Thank you for the recommendation @seth0
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Thanks for the information much appreciated @seth0
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