Many embedded devices ship without adequate security tests, analysis shows
An analysis of hundreds of publicly available firmware images for routers, DSL modems, VoIP phones, IP cameras and other embedded devices uncovered high-risk vulnerabilities in a significant number of them.
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The problem is that these products will stay alive and installed for several years to come, providing backdoors and security holes to homes and offices alike. Holes that will be increasingly interesting by cyber criminals to exploit because of the wealth of information they can harvest already today, that is rapidly increasing with more and more connected devices and cloud-connected services.
When the networks are insecure the only solution is to move to application and data focused security with, for instance, strong encryption and multi-factor authentication.