Posted Mar 26, 2009 11:13 UTC (Thu) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Parent article: Linux botnets
How hard would it be to ship each router with a randomly generated password and print it on a label on the bottom of the device? This would solve two problems: weak default passwords, and forgetting the password for a router you own. After all if you have physical access to the device you can reset it anyway. Owners who don't want the password to be visible can just peel off the label and/or change the password.