Do I need to set up a default password for each machine I transfer files to my sandisk? I was just trying to transfer a directory from a machine that is not my default machine, and the password prompt kept popping up. Very inconvenient. The message also stated that I can set up a default password from some console. But I could not figure out where that console is. Could you provide more detailed information about how the encryption application works, and how I can create a default password that works with all the machines I connect to? I seem to transfer files from my default machine to the ssd drive just fine.
The ssd does not have any password capabilities. It uses hardware encryption but this is done at the controller level and it done transparently to the host. What kind of password application are you using?
Where a device needs a username and/or password to log in, a default password is usually provided that allows the device to be accessed during its initial setup, or after resetting to factory defaults.
Manufacturers of such equipment typically use a simple password, such as admin or password on all equipment they ship, in the expectation that users will change the password during configuration. The default username and password is usually found in the instruction manual (common for all devices) or on the device itself.
Default passwords are one of the major contributing factors to large-scale compromises of home routers.Leaving such a password on devices available to the public is a huge security risk.
Some devices (such as wireless routers) will come with unique default passwords printed on a sticker, which is more secure option than a common default password. Some vendors will however derive the password from the device’s MAC address using a known algorithm, in which case the password can be also easily reproduced by attackers.