Re: No default admin passwords?
Quote: "Applying a random default password which is also printed onto a sticker attached to the device is probably the most sensible way forward."
Random just means some formula is used to generate the password.
Can't remember the company, think it was a main stream home router from one of the larger Internet providers, Sky or BT maybe. A few years back they had a random password set. Turned out to be a formula that used the MAC address as a seed, as someone reverse engineered it. Once that got out, all the routers were basically pawned till an update was pushed out.
"no password by default for admin access" generally means you have to set one on first login, this can typically be forced on users by the device not being fully usable till they've set the password.
For example a home router/modem when first switched on, could be blocked from the Internet till activated, which would involve connecting via Ethernet or a temp wifi connection, enter a new password for admin, and another for the wifi (with option to change the SSID at the same time). Then the temp wifi account is disabled, with proper wifi now active, and Internet is connected.