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The rpi password for user pi is still set to the default

Discussion in 'Software' started by jscottb, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. jscottb

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    I would look to changing this to something else. I would hope it's not used anywhere in the Robo3d addons or mods for Octoprint.

    Just an FYI...
     
  2. WheresWaldo

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    Change it to your hearts content, no other part of the OS is using it.
     
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  3. jscottb

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    Yeah, I had changed mine to see and it seemed fine after a test reboot.
     
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    Unless they customized everyone's Pi ... I get why they did that :)
    Good thing to change though.
     
  5. OutsourcedGuru

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    And then again, there's broadpwn to worry about. (In theory, doesn't require your credentials and kicks your butt via a wi-fi attack vector.)
     
  6. jscottb

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    Yes, my main point (that I so poorly conveyed) is that this should be changed on all RPI's or any other SBC you have. Many may not know that there are baddies wanting to use your pi for evil. Old decrepit unix programmers like me forget how to talk to the general masses ;)
     
  7. OutsourcedGuru

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    Naw... you did a great job of conveying the threat. I have many Raspis and I categorize them in two camps: those that are on a lot and those that aren't. The printer might run all night so that means that it could use some hardening up. I do bring my Raspis for show-and-tell at the monthly San Diego dot JS gigs and still I leave the credentials default in many cases. Worst case scenario, I re-image the microSD in that unlikely hacking event.

    Where is it (behind a firewall, in a school or work setting or in a coffee shop)? I run lots of computers/devices/phones in my apartment on my wi-fi and I don't spend lots of worry over them. A lot of Android phones have administrative backdoors installed by the vendor for support purposes.

    Broadpwn is a decidely-different problem. The last time we saw an Internet worm was many moons ago. This has the ugly specter of leaping from one device to the next on wi-fi and right past your firewall, regardless of your password length. The Broadcom chipset is presumably so cheap that a fair amount of manufacturers are using it.
     

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