Password Reuse – Control Networks Double the Risk

Some control system vendors continue to bury hidden “default” passwords in their system
By Eric Byres, ISSSource.com February 1, 2011

Jason Holcomb at Digital Bond wrote a great article called “Everybody Knows Your Passwords” on the issues of default passwords. In it he talked about how some control system vendors continue to bury hidden “default” passwords in their system. As Stuxnet illustrated, these passwords can fall victim to malware or hackers, making them the perfect backdoor into a company’s operations.

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