Attacks In-The-Wild Permanently Destroys Poorly Secured IoT Devices

Researchers have uncovered a rash of ongoing attacks designed to damage routers and other Internet-connected appliances so badly that they become effectively inoperable. Mike Ahmadi, Global Director – Critical Systems Security at Synopsys commented below.

Mike Ahmadi, Global Director – Critical Systems Security at Synopsys:

mike-ahmadi“On multiple occasions I have witnessed devices being bricked by sending malformed traffic to the device. In multiple cases sending as few as 2 bad packets to the broadcast address of networked devices caused all of them to become bricked all at once. At the time I hoped such issues would be discovered and fixed before the hacking world decided to exploit such vulnerabilities,  but now it seems that we are forced to react to a seemingly uncontrollable situation, that is likely to get much worse before it gets better.”

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