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DNS Flaws in Millions of IoT Devices Pose Remote Attack, Exfiltration Risk

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

A group of nine DNS vulnerabilities in four popular TCP/IP stacks used in more than 100 million enterprise, consumer, and industrial IoT devices pose a critical risk of hacking or remote code execution attacks, according to a new report from Forescout Research Labs and JSOF.

Daniel dos Santos, a research manager at Forescout, explained to that these flaws impact a wide variety of devices, particularly those in healthcare and delivery organizations. Not just connected devices, but other types of IoT.

Overall, the report stresses the need for better mitigation of vulnerable technologies, especially around patch management and network segmentation.

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