My last 2 routers from Sky have what I assume are unique passwords
As per the title, my current router came with the username admin, but the password is a 12 digit alphanumeric string.
The previous router was similar but as I don't have the details for that any longer I can't say for certain what the password strength was.
That period of time covers about 4 or 5 years for me.
I don't know how many of these old routers are out and about but 6 million seems unlikely, a quick search tells me Sky have about 6.2 million broadband customers.
How likely is it that 0.2 million out of 6.2 haven't had a new router given that FTTC has been rolling out and the 'older' routers didn't support that.
When I go to my router's page to allow remote access I get this:
'Important: If you enable Remote Management your Sky Hub default password must be changed to a very secure password.'
If I click OK without changing the password I get this:
'The default password must be changed before the Remote Management feature can be enabled. Select OK to change the password now. Please enable the Remote Management feature once the default password has been changed.'
So, yes, I haven't changed my default password. I'll get abuse for that no doubt, but as it's apparently random I wasn't too bothered.
Maybe it's calculated from the MAC address or something similar so I will probably change it now I've given it some thought.
But the days of 'admin' and 'sky' are long gone, maybe a few left out there but I struggle to see that it would be 6 million.