Security is very important, it protects you and your personal information against aggressive and unwanted users, but did you know that if you are using Vodafone, you are just waiting to get hacked?!
Well, at least if you are using the Vodafone Huawei Home Gateway HG659″. The “Vodafone Huawei Home Gateway HG659” is being used by Vodafone to allow their users to get connected to the internet. The Vodafone ISP provider in the Netherlands uses the HG659 Huawei gateway and this particular gateway does not allow the users to disable the external admin login option which allows administrators and cybercriminals to login at the admin section of the HG659 gateway.
Now you might wonder, what is the big deal?
Well, the big deal is that not a lot of people are aware of this. This means that a lot of these devices are secured by a default password which the ISP provider holds (see screenshot, they claim they need this option to provide “support”).
These default passwords are often easily brute forced by cybercriminals and hackers. Now just imagine that all the clients of Vodafone which are using the HG659 gateway just became victims to ransomware. That is a terrible scenario isn’t it?!