Wired: Sprint DSL’s Gaping Security Hole

My spin: So users, who know nothing about computers are supposed to solve their own problems. Why in the world then do vendors leave default security options so open!!!!???
Sprint DSL customers are at risk of having their e-mail addresses and passwords stolen — even when their computers are powered off — due to weak security controls on their DSL modems.
Experts warned this week that the security problem could enable Internet vandals to wreak havoc from afar with the ZyXel Communications DSL modems issued by Sprint to tens of thousands of its FastConnect broadband customers.
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