Carlo Gavazzi PowerSoft Multiple Default Accounts

December 23, 2014

Carlo Gavazzi PowerSoft is a SCADA system for energy management. According to the vendor page:

Carlo Gavazzi is an international group active in designing, manufacturing and marketing electronic equipment.

The Group’s products (sensors, monitoring relays, timers, energy management systems, solid state-relays, safety devices, fieldbus systems) provide automation solutions for the global markets of industrial and building automation.

The manual shows that it has several default accounts:

The installing program sets two default users on the system:
User 1:
Name: admin
Password: admin
Level: Administrator
User 2:
Name: user
Password: user
Level: User
These default users can access all the PowerSoft functions (according to the relevant level, see below) but, for safety reasons, it is suggested to create at least a new “Administrator” user (or more of them and the required simple “Users”= and then delete both the default users.
The “User” can access all the data, acknowledge the alarms, and ask for any report, also via web-server.
The “Administrator” can access all the “User’s functions and, in addition, can configure Powersoft and all the relevant modules
A user without the password can only access the real-time values and display the active alarms list.

Password security on GE medical devices!

September 5, 2014

While skimming some manuals for GE’s medical devices I saw a line that should make all of us think!


Passwords – Must be at least one character long, no NULL

Equipment responsible for health and safety doesnt enforce any kind of password strength or complexity! I have blogged about default passwords and I am starting to see them in medical equipment too. When will vendors realize that if we can’t get the basics right there is no chance we get anything right?? Every day in the news you hear about company’s getting hacked and a lot of times it is because of weak passwords guessed by hackers. Vendors have to step it up and force people to take security more serious!

GE Medical Systems CT/i Systems Multiple Default Accounts

September 4, 2014

GE Medical Systems HISPEED CT/i and Lightspeed QX/i systems install with two default credentials and one is root. According to the HISPEED manual and the Lightspeed QX manual they are:

5–9–1 Default Passwords
Forward production HiSpeed CT/i systems have the following default passwords:
· root: #bigguy
· ctuser: 4$apps
GE changed these defaults in response to customer and field requests for tighter security, especially for systems operating on networks. We suggest you change the default passwords ONLY by
customer request. Then, contact your support center to report the new passwords.

The Discovery CT590 RT and Optima CT580 use #bigguy according to the manual.

Datex-Ohmeda Engström Ventilator Install / Service Menu Default super-user Password

September 3, 2014

According to the manual the Datex-Ohmeda Engström Ventilator comes with a default super-user password for the Install / Service Menu:

4.2 Install/Service Menu (Super User)
Use the super-user password to access the Install/Service menu: “23-17-21″

NetBeacon Element Management Software Multiple Default Credentials

September 2, 2014

Metrobility Optical Systems, Inc makes NetBeacon Element Management Software that interacts with Compumedics Limited Siesta 802, Metrobility Optical Systems RADIANCE R1000 PREMISE SERVICE PLATFORM, and Metrobility Optical Systems RADIANCE DIN RAIL MOUNTED CHASSIS. According to the manual there are three default credentials including root!

Opening a Telnet Session
3. In the login field, type your login ID. The default login names are guest, admin and root.
4. In the password field, type your password. The corresponding default passwords are guest, admin and root.

Compumedics Software Default Password

August 29, 2014

The Compumedics software and hardware provide EEG monitoring. From the manual:

The ProFusion EEG software is a Microsoft Windows-based package used to configure, record and replay digitised patient neurological signals acquired during the recording of EEG studies. The
signals may be acquired by the E-Series EEG, E-Series EEG/PSG, Siesta or Safiro System hardware, displayed on a Recording workstation and stored on the workstation or other medium. This data may be used to assist trained physicians, clinicians or technologists in the investigation of neurological disorders. Note that the specifications for the ProFusion EEG software can change at any time without prior warning.

This User Guide contains information on the E-Series EEG System hardware. For information on the E-Series EEG/PSG, Siesta or Safiro Systems, refer to their respective user guides. The EEG System hardware comprises the input connections from the patient, the recording hardware and the peripherals used to acquire and store patient neurological data for later replay and analysis. Recording is performed on a Recording workstation. Replay and analysis can be performed on the Recording workstation or on other workstations using the data collected during the patient study. Access to archived data and printer facilities can be provided to other workstations via a network. Note that the specifications and hardware arrangements can change at any time without prior warning.

According to the user manual, the Compumedics Limited E-Series EEG, E-Series EEG/PSG, Siesta and Safiro data acquisition systems and the ProFusion EEG data acquisition and analysis software have a default security dialogue password.

To use the security system:
· Select Security from the Tools menu
When the Security dialogue box is opened, all of the check boxes are disabled.
· Enter the password.
Note: The first time that the Security dialogue box is opened, enter the default password 000.

Datex-Ohmeda S/5 Light Monitor Default Install/Service Menu Password

August 28, 2014

The Datex-Ohmeda S/5 Light Monitor “is intended for stationary and mobile monitoring of patient’s ECG, SpO2, non-invasive and invasive blood pressure, temperature, respiration and CO2 in hospitals and ambulances.” According to the user manual the panel on the device (physical access) has a default password for the Install/Service menu:

Install/Service menu
To enter Install/Service menu, a password 16-4-34 must be given.

EasyCoder PD41 Printer Web Interface Default Admin Credentials

August 27, 2014

The EasyCoder PD41 Printer is a “is a dependable and versatile printer suitable for medium-duty applications in manufacturing, transportation and warehouse environments. It has all-metal chassis and covers, proven printing mechanics and powerful electronics providing sturdiness, performance and reliability.” This printer is used in some hospitals. According to the manual the web interface has default admin credentials:

Enter the printer’s IP number in the address field of your web browser (for example This brings up the printer’s home page, where it is possible to check and modify various printer settings. Modifying settings requires a login and a password: by default, these are set to ‘admin’ and ‘pass’ respectively.

Datacard Group Custom Desktop Issuance Default Password

August 26, 2014

Datacard Group Secure ID and Card Personalization creates software called Custom Desktop Issuance. According to the vendor “CDI is a highly efficient production software program which allows data files to personalize cards.” This system is used in hospitals among other places!

The version 6.0 user manual shows that there is a default password during installation:

When prompted to Enter Your User Name, type in ADMIN. Password for this user is by default ADMIN.

Hitachi EUB-5500 Ultrasound Diagnostic Scanner Default Password

August 25, 2014

According to the user manual, the Hitache EUB-550 Ultrasound Diagnostic Scanner installs with a default password for special operation mode. This requires physical access to the device.

Special Operation for Service Personnel
3.2.1 Initialization of system environment
(1) Press Ctrl + Alt + S key to display the ‘Special Function’ dialog.
(2) Select ‘Service Tools’ from the Select item.
(3) After entering ‘SERVICETOOL’ for Password, click the ‘OK’ button to start ‘Service Tools’.
NOTE: 3) For entering Password, make sure to type it in capital letters. (With the state of Caps Lock key located on the keyboard being lit in orange color.)


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