Ripple20 – an IoT vulnerability and it is in hundreds of millions of devices

We have said before that the main trouble with the IoT is that the manufacturers of IoT devices are not security conscious. There is a series of vulnerabilities called Ripple20 and each is a zero-day vulnerability. The companies involved grew because the number of companies, many Fortune 500 companies, that have a vulnerability is so big. The sectors that are at risk include industrial devices, power grids, medical devices, home devices, transportation, oil and gas, aviation and, well, the list goes on. There is no doubt that the IoT is already ‘disappearing’ as it becomes built in to almost all the devices that we are now producing.

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