So What If My Router’s Admin Page is Exposed to the Internet?

admin pageEveryone knows that enabling Remote Administration on your router so that the administrator’s interface is open to anyone on the internet is a bad, bad idea. Right? Right???

Okay, it is, but why? If I have a super-secure administrator password guarding the interface, why is doing this so fundamentally dangerous?

Well, the people over at Information Security Stack Exchange asked the same question, and generated some good ideas and discussion. You can read the whole exchange here.