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Another router security flaw - netUSB

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Sigh - another security vulnerability by way of our routers. This one is idiotic for two reasons. One, it's a good old fashioned buffer overflow. A buffer overflow still allowed in 2015? It boggles the imagination.

More interesting is the purpose of the netUSB code. It's running on certain routers and its sole purpose is to allow storage attached to the router to be more easily accessed than it would be if attached to a machine behind the router. That's idiotic. A firewall router is supposed to help protect things, not expose them!

Once again, security is pushed aside for convenience and this is what we get.

NetUSB vulnerability leaves millions of connected devices open to attack


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