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Maybe they shoud also turn off...

Something that Microsoft calls "Universal plug and pray play".

All of this "automatic" stuff makes for complacent users that probably don't know better. How many times have you wandered around to find routers with default names.

Another alternative might be to require vendors that don't keep updating software on their interconnected devices to release it under a GPL type license.

Then there was the router near my mother-in-law's condo that had its default credentials (and was open). I made a point of adding a password to the administrative access and locking it up to keep it open. It has since gone dark (*SIGH*).

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