Researchers at security firm Eclypsium have discovered a means whereby malicious code can be inserted during the boot-up process on a device running Linux, due to a flaw in the bootloader used: the grand unified bootloader otherwise known as GRUB, now in its second version.
According to unconfirmed reports, there is a hidden access 'backdoor' in the Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC (programmable logic controller) which would give attackers access to any device.
Researchers at AdaptiveMobile Security recently detected a new vulnerability that uses the confirguration protocols used by a telco to provision a phone, making itessentially impossible for the user to block.
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