Cisco VoIP Hacker Urges Closer Look at Firmware Security Vulnerabilities
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks Ang Cui’s “Funtenna” is just the latest eye-opener into the security of embedded networked devices such as printers, VoIP phones, routers and other core, connected infrastructure. The Columbia University PhD candidate’s recent hack of a Cisco-branded VoIP phone demonstrates the risk posed by ubiquitous, non-traditional endpoints running on vulnerable firmware that can be abused by an attacker. Such attacks are difficult to detect and remediate, and also can offer a malicious outsider persistent access to networked resources.

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