Telnet Backdoor Vulnerabilities Impact Over A Million IoT Radio Devices

It has been reported that that critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in Telestar Digital GmbH Internet of Things (IoT) radio devices that permit attackers to remotely hijack systems. Today, Vulnerability-Lab researcher Benjamin Kunz disclosed the firm’s findings, of which two CVEs have been assigned, CVE-2019-13473 and CVE-2019-13474.


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Tim Mackey, Principal Security Strategist,  Synopsys CyRC
September 10, 2019
oT security is a critical element in which creators of these products need to invest.
The pattern behind these disclosures is reminiscent of how the template used in the original Mirai botnet attack was designed, using an open Telnet port with weak security to perform external actions, including port forwarding. IoT security is a critical element in which creators of these products need to invest. The principle of least privilege should apply to all internet-facing devices and invo ....
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