Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Printer Doom

Got a Canon Pixma printer? Now you can play Doom on it:

The background of this story is much more sinister than one might think. This isn't so much about porting a 16-bit classic to a device that wasn't intended for it. The reason this was done is to once again highlight the desolate state of security in the so-called "Internet of Things".

What made the hack possible in this case was a vulnerability in the printer's firmware. This allows any attacker to remote inject malware via a forged firmware update, thanks to a broken crypto and lack of user authentication.

Read the full story on Contextis.

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