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Sprint DSL's Gaping Security Hole

Sprint DSL customers are at risk of having their e-mail addresses and passwords stolen — even when their computers are powered off — due to weak security controls on their DSL modems. Experts warned this week that the security problem could enable Internet vandals to wreak havoc from afar with the ZyXel Communications DSL modems issued by Sprint to tens of thousands of its FastConnect broadband customers. Sprint officials acknowledged that remote access to the administrative software embedded in the ZyXel Prestige 642 and 645 modems is by default protected with a password of “1234.” But the company said users are responsible for securing the equipment, which stores login data, including the user’s e-mail address and password. Full Story

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