Author: Ian Payton, Security Advisory EMEAR


Too frequently security professionals only consider software vulnerabilities when considering the risks of connecting devices to their networks and systems. When it comes to considering potential risks of connected devices and the Internet of Things, not only must security professionals consider potential vulnerabilities in the software and firmware of these systems, but also physical vulnerabilities in hardware.

Tampering with hardware is method by which attacker can physically modify systems in order to introduce new malicious functionality, such as the ability to exfiltrate data without resorting to exploiting software based vulnerabilities.



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