Study finds firmware plagued by poor encryption and backdoors

Firmware within the 'Internet of Things' could pose opportunities for hackers, researchers find

  • Home automation hardware devices controlled by Belkin's WeMo mobile application could be vulnerable to attack, which researchers attributed to a flaw in firmware contained on a system-on-chip that is also used in other embedded devices from different manufacturers.

  • Davide Balzarotti

  • Aurelien Francillon

  • Jonas Zaddach

  • Andrei Costin

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