12 Jul '18, 3pm

Hacker Exploits 2-Year Old Router Issue To Steal Sensitive US Military Data

I don't know how many folks remember Carna and the paper published based on its Internet scanning findings "Internet Census 2012: Port scanning /0 using insecure embedded devices", but this article calls to mind some my more radical ideas about "getting there first". Breaches like this are painful because they feel so simple to have prevented in the first place. Consider (putting aside whatever your ideas of privacy currently are) what happened here. As a result of 1) lack of implemented security standards for networked hardware configuration, 2) failure to upgrade networked hardware and/or firmware, 3) failure to properly secure sensitive documents and streaming data and 4) research on a publicly accessible search engine for networked devices, what can be considered a critical military breach occurred. For those who recall Carna, an Internet "researcher" ran a bot that sc...

Full article: https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/hacker-explo...

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