Author Topic: [Solved] [BUG] RC2 Home network security  (Read 3234 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Andrey,pro

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 5017
  • Things happen
[Solved] [BUG] RC2 Home network security
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:02:14 PM »
Hello Avast team,

I've a default password on my router (admin/admin), I did a scan with Home network security (HNS) and it said that my home network is well configured. After I logged into my router's web-page I did another scan with HNS and it warned me about weak password. It's looking like HNS can't detect my password before I'll type it.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2014, 12:38:58 PM by Andrey,pro »

Offline Eddy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • ***
  • Posts: 31350
  • Watching (over?) you
    • Malware removal, Biljart and other things.
Re: [BUG] RC2 Home network security
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 03:32:21 PM »
If it would be easy to check what password is set on a router, what would be the use of setting one?
Besides that, there are many routers/modems each with there own firmware and ways to store a password.
If HNS would be able to check them all, it would mean that it would know all routers/modems and all default login details.

Offline Andrey,pro

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 5017
  • Things happen
Re: [BUG] RC2 Home network security
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2014, 03:48:40 PM »
Eddy, I don't agree with you, it's not depend of router's firmware, you just need to have a dictionary with default or weak passwords (smth. like 1234 or qwerty) and check if this password matches.
It's one of the main goal of HNS to check if your home network is secured, but if I have a default password and HNS will say your home network is well configured users will think they're secured.

Offline Andrey,pro

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Ultra Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 5017
  • Things happen
Re: [BUG] RC2 Home network security
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2014, 12:38:45 PM »
This bug was fixed in RC3.

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 43567
  • 60 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: [BUG] RC2 Home network security
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 03:40:03 PM »
This bug was fixed in RC3.
Good news. All good things come to those that wait. :)
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 10 Pro v1909 64bit, 24 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 20.3.xxx, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq