[clug] Drive-By Pharming Attack Could Hit Home Networks
kim.holburn at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 17:19:24 GMT 2007
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On 2007/Feb/22, at 11:46 AM, Sam Couter wrote:
> Kim Holburn <kim.holburn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I like the idea of a password based on mac address or serial number.
>> It has some inherent security compared with a default password.
> The MAC address is broadcast with every packet. No good basing secrets
> on that.
If wireless is not active until the password is changed then it is
not an issue. mac address is only broadcast on the local subnet.
>> Surely it could be done as a script? The system wakes up after a
>> reset to default and says to itself - "No password - create a new one
>> from the serial number with this script. There, that's better. Now
>> I'll allow wireless to be activated." Then all copies of the OS
>> could be the same.
> Where does it get the serial number from if all the images are
Like I said: a start-up script that looked at the admin password on
start up and if it was the default, changed it to the mac address.
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