Avast Proves IoT Firmware Can Be Hacked | Avast

In an experiment to prove it was possible, Avast senior researcher Martin Hron successfully hacked into the firmware of an IoT device, hijacking it completely and infecting it with ransomware. Martin said he wanted to test his theory that “firmware is the new software,” meaning the right kind of attack could compromise the hardwired system components built into the device.

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