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Some routers vulnerable to remote hacking due to hard-coded admin credentials

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    Several DSL routers from different manufacturers contain a guessable hard-coded password that allows accessing the devices with a hidden administrator account.

    According to an alert issued Tuesday by the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at Carnegie Mellon University, the affected device models are: ASUS DSL-N12E, DIGICOM DG-5524T, Observa Telecom RTA01N, Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) SpeedSurf 504AN and ZTE ZXV10 W300.

    All of the devices have an admin password in the form "XXXXairocon" where XXXX are the last four characters of the device's physical MAC address, CERT/CC said.

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