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Ancient Vuln Hamstrings IoT Security
Deep inside the memory of home computers, buried in firmware of insecure routers, and now inside the burgeoning IoT itself—botnets are everywhere. Security researchers have discovered that an SSH vuln dating back to 2004 has allowed hackers to create a network of zombie computers, which recently brought down Krebs on Security. This incident represents yet another reason why it may be dangerous to adopt new technology that's built on legacy software.