Hello, sorry if this is a silly question, tried googling but only found an endless number of How-to-setup-your-router pages....
So, the question has to do with the http authentication used to login and view/change settings on your router. I wrote a small application in python to log in to my home router as the 'user' (not administrator) and return/display the DHCP table among other things from the returned html. I was also considering using the administrator username/passwd so that it could optionally change settings on the router. Now, I have read that the authentication process is not really encrypted, is this a security risk to have the program sending the username and password over the (wired) network? What if it was wireless and encrypted? Assuming the authentication is relatively safe, any way to safely store the password in a config file on my computer or should I require it to be typed each time the program is started ?
Thanks for any advice/tips etc :)