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100M IoT Devices Exposed By Zero-Day Bug

  • 3 mths ago

A flaw in a widely used internet-of-things (IoT) infrastructure code left more than 100 million devices across 10,000 enterprises vulnerable to attacks.

Researchers at Guardara used their technology to find a zero-day vulnerability in NanoMQ, an open-source platform from EMQ that monitors IoT devices in real time, then acts as a “message broker” to deliver alerts that atypical activity has been detected. EMQ’s products are used to monitor the health of patients leaving a hospital, to detect fires, monitor car systems, in smartwatches, in smart-city applications and more.

“Guardara used its technology to detect multiple issues…that caused EMQ’s NanoMQ product to crash during testing,” the company said in a press statement. “The existence of these vulnerabilities means that any NanoMQ reliant system could be brought down completely.”

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