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Security Flaws Discovered in Telstra Broadband Routers

A consultant has found a flaw in a line of broadband routers from the telecommunications company Telstra that could let hackers access supposedly secure networks.  Italian-based security consultant Roberto Paleari  found usernames and passwords hardcoded in the routers, which hackers could use to access the device’s administrative console and the local network.  Paleari reported the flaw to Telstra and to SC Magazine, which didn’t report the issue until Telstra and vendor Netcomm, which sold Telstra its routers, developed and fully tested a firmware fix. (SlashDot)(SC Magazine)

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