it's the 21st century and they're still...
and they're STILL hard-coding back doors into their stuff, EVEN THOUGH it has been proven time, and time, and time, and time, and time ... again that DOING! THAT! IS! BONEHEADED! STUPID!!!
Anybody got a CLUEBAT for these idiots?
There may have once been a reason for this, for vertical market systems NOT on the internet, so you could go to a customer site and un-brick "whatever they did to it". Since the 90's, that has become *INCREDIBLY* *STUPID* to do. A physical reset button with a 'password reset' command of some kind would be a better idea, but NOOooo they had to do a BACK DOOR with a HARD CODED USER/PASS combo.
Nice. Job. Not!!!