Use of Default Credentials

The product uses default credentials (such as passwords or cryptographic keys) for potentially critical functionality.


Description

It is common practice for products to be designed to use default keys, passwords, or other mechanisms for authentication. The rationale is to simplify the manufacturing process or the system administrator's task of installation and deployment into an enterprise. However, if admins do not change the defaults, it is easier for attackers to bypass authentication quickly across multiple organizations.

See Also

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