I’ve written in the past about the Internet of Things and how it’s the greatest thing in the world that’s going to doom us with its proliferation. We’ll end up in a dystopian future where we all fight to the death for the pleasure of a select few in the Capital. I may be exaggerating a bit. In all seriousness though, we’ve already seen millions of these devices spread around the world. Every home router is another Internet connected device with its own operating system that needs to be secured. They have a CPU, ram, disk, and run a full system with services that can be exploited for the whims of a hacker. Cyber security has become more important than ever. DDoS protection companies and network security staff are going to be busy!
We’ve seen another of these vulnerabilities surface this month, in one of the things that seems to always crop up: routers.