"MalwareMustDie said it was unable to give any estimate on how many devices had already been infected"
I could tell you how many devices will get updated and patched against this though.
Hint - I bet it's not many.
A new variant of the notorious Mirai malware is exploiting kit with ARC processors. The nasty, dubbed Okiru, is the first capable of infecting devices powered by ARC CPUs. This is according to Japan-based malware researcher UnixFreaxjp of the infosec group Malware Must Die. RISC-based ARC embedded processors are used in a …
Wait, you mean they have remote code execution capabilities on a specialist embedded os that isn't windows or linux? Next you'll be telling me my synology NAS didn't appear on a vulnerability mailing list the other day, or Huawei Oceanstore disk array's don't have a remote ssh shell. I mean, they're just disk drives right.
"Wait, you mean they have remote code execution capabilities on a specialist embedded os that isn't windows or linux? Next you'll be telling me my synology NAS didn't appear on a vulnerability mailing list the other day, or Huawei Oceanstore disk array's don't have a remote ssh shell. I mean, they're just disk drives right."
No. Linux is one of the main OS options available to run on ARC. "The analysis of the code after decompilation shows the herders were preparing ARC binary specifically to target one particular Linux environment."
My 2018 car's software is already buggy, losing things like the contact list every couple of weeks, occasionally never being able to boot the navigation system. Yet like all car manufacturer's, they seem obsessed not fixing basic stuff and instead focus on trying to have crapware apps like Pandora & Aha Radio run on the thing. (Worse, you can only update the cars software, if they every produce an update, via the Aha app.) So I may get lost, and not be able to make a call, but I can always stream music. F*cking great.
No doubt malware safeguards & security holes are not even on their radar.
Unfortunately, it's pretty much all cars made today.
> My 2018 car's software is already buggy
What's the brand please, so people can avoid it henceforth?
If car builders aren't rapidly hit where it hurts it will only get worse. Marketing & beancounters will always sign with some idiot service and then you'll get that service forced upon your car, want it or not. Remember the PC market of the beginnings, or the smartphone market of yesterday, when your device came preloaded (overflowing) with crapware? Well, now it's the turn of your car to get flooded with crapware. Problem is, nobody dies when your PC or phone crashes.
Only if customers manage to remind car sellers that they are customers and not livestock those will start considering exotic notions like customer satisfaction and service!