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It is absurd that the username for the Fios Router cannot change from "admin" | Unsafe

It is absurd that the username for the Fios Router cannot change from "admin" | Unsafe

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It is absurd that the username for the Fios Router cannot change from "admin" | Unsafe

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Verizon presents itself at the cutting edge of broadband technology.  Yet my Fios Gateway router does not allo that I change the username from "admin."   It is unsafe and unsecure.  

 

How can the consumer be sure that Verizon is a reliable steward of our privacy when this most basic security practice is not being enforced to have non-standard usernames?

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Re: It is absurd that the username for the Fios Router cannot change from "admin" | Unsafe

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Please provide more SPECIFIC information so someone can help you.
DO NOT INCLUDE PRIVATE ACCOUNT INFORMATION

Equipment Model No. ?
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QIP 7100 1,Bose SOLO,QIP 7216 P2, iPad 2 WiFi,iPhone SE
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Re: It is absurd that the username for the Fios Router cannot change from "admin" | Unsafe

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Agree 100%. This is a well-know vulnerability than even script kiddies can exploit.  VZ should allow changing this to user-defined name and disabiling the admin account unless the router is reset.  This should be standard practice on ALL such devices.

 

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