Researchers Warn of Flaw Affecting Millions of IoT Devices


Researchers are urging connected-device manufacturers to ensure they have applied patches addressing a flaw in a module used by millions of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. If exploited, researchers speculated that the flaw could allow attackers to knock out a city’s electricity or even overdose a medical patient.

The vulnerability exists in a widely used Cinterion module, a small electronic device embedded in IoT devices that connects to wireless networks and sends and receives data. The module is manufactured by Thales, a French company that designs and builds electrical systems for aerospace markets.

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Source: ThreatPost