CallStranger UPnP vulnerability affects multiple internet-facing products

The CERT Coordination Center issued a new advisory for a UPnP configuration vulnerability CVE-2020-12695 that could allow an attacker to abuse devices and send traffic to arbitrary destinations. As a result, devices connected to the internet with UPnP enabled could expose additional vulnerabilities that could lead to amplified DDoS attacks and data loss.

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IoT Cyber Attack Methods And Ways To Defend Them

In a recent cyber threat report, McAfee provided some good intelligence on how cybercriminals use Mirai attacks to infect poorly configured Internet of Things (IoT) devices and turn them into bots used for large scale network attacks.

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Improving Data Security with Secure Communications, Applications and APIs for IoT

Security firm Sucuri warned back in June how compromised CCTV devices were used in multiple denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks every day. In the report, nearly 25,000 compromised devices from all over the world were used in various attacks on small businesses.

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