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Vulnerabilities in IoT Radios, Flaws That Crash Routers En Masse, and Much More: The Top News in Product Security for This Past Week

Karamba Security | September 13th, 2019
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A look at some of the top stories from this past week in the world of automotive, IoT, Industry 4.0, and Enterprise Edge product cybersecurity.

Telnet Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Telestar IoT Radio Devices Allow Attackers to Remotely Hijack Systems (ZDNet)

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Radios from Telestar’s Imperial & Dabman Series I and D product line can be infiltrated through a port scan, the nmap tool, and ncrack. Researchers only needed 10 minutes to brute-force a radio due to poor password security. The flaw allows attackers to create a Mirai-like botnet.

Flaw in Popular Netgear Router Can Crash Devices with Ease (The Daily Swig)

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Researchers say both vulnerabilities can cause DoS. Both D-Link and Netgear have released security patches since disclosure was made.

Researchers Find D-Link and Comba Router Vulnerabilities That Can Leak Passwords for Devices (threatpost)

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The vulnerabilities involve “insecure storage of credentials, including three where cleartext credentials are available to any user with network access to the device,” according to the researcher who discovered them.

Weakness in Intel Chips Gives Attackers the Ability to Steal Data (Ars Technica)

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Researchers say the most dangerous attacks using the vulnerability can take place in data centers and cloud environments. They also advise manufacturers to provide better microarchitectural security to handle such threats.

Hackers use DoS Flaw to Manipulate Firewalls at US Power Grid Operator (ZDNet)

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North American Electric Reliability Corporation says in report that hackers managed to repeatedly cause firewalls to reboot at a power grid operator for 10 hours. The operator was able to stop the reboots after installing a patch that was lacking in the system.

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