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If you’re unsure how to reach the administration panel, a quick search online for the make and model of your device should reveal an address and default credential pair that can be typed or pasted into a Web browser.If possible, reset the device to the factory-default settings.
I don’t claim to have special knowledge of each match, and welcome corrections if any of these are in error.
When the device comes back online, quickly fire up a Web browser, navigate to the administration panel, enter the default credentials, and then change the default password to something stronger and more memorable.
I hope it goes without saying that any passwords remotely resembling the default passwords noted in the image above are horrible passwords. Unfortunately, many of these devices also require periodic software or “firmware” updates to fix previously unknown security vulnerabilities that the vendor discovers or that are reported to the hardware maker post-production.
The malware, dubbed “Mirai,” spreads to vulnerable devices by continuously scanning the Internet for Io T systems protected by factory default usernames and passwords.
Many readers have asked for more information about which devices and hardware makers were being targeted.Indeed, according to this post from video surveillance forum IPVM, several Io T device makers — including Hikvision, Samsung, and Panasonic — have begun to require unique passwords by default, with most forcing a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.