Vietnamese ADSL users warned over hackers

Users of ADSL modems in Vietnam have been warned that their modems may pose a security risk.

Research carried out by Hanoi University of Technology's Internetwork Security Centre (BKIS) found that more than 14 per cent of 10,000 users of ADSL modems had not changed their default passwords.

BKIS director Nguyen Tu Quang said that hackers could access shared folders in PCs, steal user data, spread viruses and even take over control of computer networks using such passwords.

As a result of its findings, BKIS has offered to help Web users who want to reset their administrator passwords by providing instructions on its Web site here.

Interesting stuff. This confirms my April report on a hacker site that provides details of default passwords of most popular modems and routers. Nasty...