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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1792 Researchers find fresh fodder for IoT attack cannons
New research published this week could provide plenty of fresh fodder for Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves poorly-secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in powerful online attacks. Researchers in Austria have unearthed a pair of backdoor accounts in more than 80 different IP camera models made by Sony Corp. Separately, Israeli security experts have discovered trivially exploitable weaknesses in nearly a half-million white-labeled IP camera models that are not currently sought out by Mirai.

In a blog post published today, Austrian security firm SEC Consult said it found two apparent backdoor accounts in Sony IPELA Engine IP Cameras — devices mainly used by enterprises and authorities. According to SEC Consult, the two previously undocumented user accounts — named “primana” and “debug” — could be used by remote attackers to commandeer the Web server built into these devices, and then to enable “telnet” on them.
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#1793 Sony closes backdoors in IP-enabled cameras
#1792 Researchers find fresh fodder for IoT attack cannons
#1791 Zeus variant ‘Floki bot’ targets PoS data
#1790 Bluetooth 5 official: Faster data transfer, increased range for seamless IoT
#1789 PowerShell threats surge: 95.4 percent of analyzed scripts were malicious
#1788 Goldeneye ransomware: the resumé that scrambles your computer twice
#1787 Here are some best practices for preventing DDoS attacks
#1786 Ransomware gives free decryption keys to victims who infect others
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