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Changing default passwords

Internet-connected or “smart” devices are often protected with default passwords. Many of these passwords (especially for accessing admin settings) can be found online. Changing a default password reduces the risk of the device being compromised.

Why is it important?

Smart device login details are often well documented online. These can be used to access a device and potentially any network it’s attached to.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Data Theft

Data Theft

Data theft is the intentional stealing of data.

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