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Android devices shipped with backdoored firmware as part of the BADBOX network

Security Affairs

Researchers warn that more than 70,000 Android smartphones, CTV boxes, and tablets were shipped with backdoored firmware as part of BADBOX network. Cybersecurity researchers at Human Security discovered a global network of consumer products, dubbed BADBOX, with firmware backdoors installed and sold through a compromised hardware supply chain.

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March to 5G could pile on heavier security burden for IoT device manufacturers

SC Magazine

As the Department of Defense works on standards to dictate 5G rollout, security requirements may be too much for IoT manufacturers. Of course, many security hurdles for IoT device manufacturers are not specific to 5G. And how do you vet those firmware updates? In IoT, [manufacturers] want that low-cost sensor.

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Firmware Fuzzing 101

ForAllSecure

Whether it be routers, IoT devices or SCADA systems, they are very varied in architecture, use case, and purpose. Netgear N300 MIPS firmware image. What's Special about Firmware? Fuzzing firmware presents a specific set of challenges that are not often present together in other targets. Non-x86 processor architecture.

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Firmware Fuzzing 101

ForAllSecure

Whether it be routers, IoT devices or SCADA systems, they are very varied in architecture, use case, and purpose. Netgear N300 MIPS firmware image. What's Special about Firmware? Fuzzing firmware presents a specific set of challenges that are not often present together in other targets. Non-x86 processor architecture.

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News Alert: Swissbit introduces small-capacity memory for IIoT, smart city applications

The Last Watchdog

The models of the EM-30 and S-56(u) series, which are available as an embedded component in the form of an e.MMC or as flexible, interchangeable SD memory cards, offer maximum reliability due to proven firmware architecture. They also guarantee 100% data security. specifications and is fully backward compatible. 2 and 2.5”

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AMD is going to patch UEFI SMM callout privilege escalation flaw

Security Affairs

AMD is going to release patches for a flaw affecting the System Management Mode (SMM) of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). The vulnerability was discovered by the security researcher Danny Odler, it resides in the AMD’s Mini PC could allow attackers to manipulate secure firmware and execute arbitrary code.

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Use cases of secure IoT deployment

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

In our previous blog post , we discussed the challenges for securing IoT deployments, and how businesses and consumers benefit from authenticating and validating IoT software and firmware updates. Requirements also included that the firmware was to be signed by the manufacturer and verified by the pacemaker.

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