by Dove Chiu, Kenney Lu, and Tim Yeh (Threats Analysts) – If there is anything to be learned from the massive attacks that have been seen on connected devices, it is that the internet of things (IoT) is riddled with vulnerabilities.
We have seen this time and again with how botnets are created from system weaknesses and have harnessed poor basic security to disrupt many devices and services.
In the past year, we embarked on a closer look at the security of IoT devices around the world. We chose devices that are available in different Amazon regions and are widely used in the Japan market, and tried to find out whether remote code execution (RCE) is possible.
What we ended up finding out was more than that…
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