I can't resist connecting this bit of info from Security and Attack Surfaces of Modern Applications (Via Gunnar Peterson)
So, today’s Firewall is:
- A Multi-Protocol parsing engine
- Written in C
- Running in Kernel space
- Allowed full corporate network access
- Holding cryptographic key material
…and still considered a security device?
With Stealth Router-based Botnet Discovered (via Cybersec).
...the first known botnet based on exploiting consumer network devices, such as home routers and cable/dsl modems.
When security devices are exploitable…