Ripple20 Flaws Found in Millions of IoT Devices | Avast

Security researchers found this week that a core software component in hundreds of millions of IoT devices has 19 hackable vulnerabilities in its code. The buggy code, its actual function to enable the device to connect with any network or the internet, is added early in the manufacturing supply chain, resulting in a ripple effect that amplifies the flaws as more components are added to the device. As the discovery occurred in 2020, researchers have named the collection of flaws “Ripple20.” Attackers who exploit the bugs correctly can seize full control of the targeted device. 

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