Discovered a failure that allows you to hack any device using the WiFi

A group of German researchers has discovered several safety failures on WiFi devices, ranging from a router to an intelligent bulb, also passing by security cam

Discovered a failure that allows you to hack any device using the WiFi

A group of German researchers has discovered several safety failures on WiFi devices, ranging from a router to an intelligent bulb, also passing by security cameras or even children's toys.

Security failures would allow a malicious user to achieve all kinds of privileges on a device and execute code arbitrarily.

Who has confirmed the news is one of the great affected by this problem, Realtek, a technological company that develops a wireless communication system for many major technological brands. Hence the severity of the problem.

To this we must add that this ruling takes present into devices with up to 10 years of life, so its update is fundamental. RealTek has ensured that its new development kit has implemented a solution to this failure and that also have a security update available for other versions.

However, it depends on those responsible for these devices to update them. Connecting to one that is not updated opens the door to a possible hack using these failures.

Researchers who have discovered the problem have managed to replicate it in until 198 different devices. Since these devices belong to very popular brands and who sell large sums of units, the ruling could affect millions of consumers around the world. Among those affected, names such as Netgear, Logitech, LG, D-Link, Belkin, Askey or Asus.

Updated Date: 05 September 2021, 07:24

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