* Posts by Chris Peterson

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Phlashing attack thrashes embedded systems

Chris Peterson

Why is this major news now?

Does anyone remember the CIH virus from the mid to late 90's?

Infected computers would overwrite their flash BIOS on certain days of the month.

Honestly I'm surprised that mischief makers haven't realised that they could overwrite firmware on local networks once they infect one machine. Most people leave the default admin passwords on everything from DSL routers to LAN connected printers. Get past the network barrier once, you own it.