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Millions of embedded devices use the same hard-coded SSH and TLS private keys

27
Nov
2015
Millions of embedded devices use the same hard-coded SSH and TLS private keys

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Thousands of routers, modems, IP cameras, VoIP phones and other embedded devices share the same hard-coded SSH (Secure Shell) host keys or HTTPS (HTTP Secure) server certificates, a study found.

By extracting those keys, hackers can potentially launch man-in-the-middle attacks to intercept and decrypt traffic between users and millions of devices.

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