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Patch me, if you can: Grave TCP/IP flaws in FreeRTOS leave IoT gear open to mass hijacking

Paul Crawford Silver badge

Re: It's the same story over and over again - Shock... Horror... Grimace.. ROFLMAO

Actually you forget the zeroth rule - don't connect stuff in the first place.

If this is a network stack fault it could be exploitable before any IP style firewall/filter. Its more of a wakeup call, for those sleeping for a 100 years after eating the poison apple, that if you have connectivity you need an active patching/update system and some focus on security to make it happen without users having to do anything, As another commentard pointed out, that alone is also a risk.

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