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Cisco forgot its own passwords for seven weeks

Oengus

Unless you know the algorithm used to generate the default password you will need physical access to TP-Link device to be able get the password to do anything with.

If the password is a derivative of the MAC address it can be determined remotely, if the algorithm is known, because the MAC address will be in the data frames. The default password needs to be generated by something internal to the device that is never communicated to the outside world.

I have various devices with the default password on the label. If I keep the device in my custody there is no risk that anyone can use the default password to access the device. Mind you, I still change the default settings (including password) most of the time...

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