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Hardcoded usernames and passwords have been discovered in a recent line of Telstra broadband routers that could allow attackers access to customer networks.

[i]SC[/i] was tipped off to the public disclosure of the flaws on 16 October, 2012, and given the threat posed to Telstra customers, had warned Telstra and delayed publication until the telco and vendor Netcomm had developed and fully tested a firmware fix.

The flaws meant attackers could bypass any unique passwords and access the device administrative console and customer's local network.

[url="https://bigpond.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19015"]Telstra has today issued a patch[/url] to fix the flaws and was contacting affected customers by phone and email to urge them to apply the fix.

The firmware upgrade was the only means of removing the unchangeable default logins introduced by Netcomm into the BigPond Elite Wireless BroadBand Network Gateway line.

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Some routers have hard coded passwords for remote login by ISP tech support.

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moral of the story... don't use ISP routers

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didnt kevin mitnick pwn netcom back in the day?

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