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FYI *Any* security feature with an off switch will eventually get turned off

@cypnk Not all environments have the same threat model.
Not everyone needs or wants the same level of security.

@Binder There’s no such thing as a static threat model. That “Home Use” router with its default password can will be used against your network by your own people. Because it’s convenient

@cypnk
Or you live in the boonies and don't care about someone accessing your home router. In which case you just leave it wide open.

@Binder So what I said still holds true. That off switch will turn off eventually

@cypnk
But what if I want it off?

Turn off WPA3 to support old equiupment.
Turn off DNS over HTTPS So that I can filter or cache dns.

Saying you must use X and Y security because I know what is best for you isn't a good idea.

Also, saying everything should have all the security against everything all the time is rediculous.

@Binder

> Also, saying everything should have all the security against everything all the time is rediculous.

Good thing I didn’t say this at all then

@cypnk What security feature in particular are you talking about.

For default passwords on home routers for example. You can remove that so the user MUST set a password.
They will set 1234.
You can check for common password.
They will set the simplest password which passes your check. (and it will be their bank password).

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