Half a Million IoT Passwords Leaked
It is amazing that this sort of thing can still happen:
...the list was compiled by scanning the entire internet for devices that were exposing their Telnet port. The hacker then tried using (1) factory-set default usernames and passwords, or (2) custom, but easy-to-guess password combinations.
Telnet? Default passwords? In 2020?
We have a long way to go to secure the IoT.
EDITED TO ADD (7/14): Apologies, but I previously blogged this story in January.
Posted on July 8, 2020 at 6:41 AM • 24 Comments