Telnet credentials for half-a-million IoT devices and routers released online

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Telnet belongs in a museum, warn security specialists, but is still rolled into modern internet-connected devices

Telnet credentials covering more than 515,000 devices, including routers and IoT devices have been published online by an anonymous hacker. The list was put together from a basic internet scan f...

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