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ESET: How 1 Exploit Exposed 1bn Wi-Fi Devices

April 2020

ESET: How 1 Exploit Exposed 1bn Wi-Fi Devices

ESET malware experts Robert Lipovsky and Stefan Svorencik, speaking at RSA 2020 in San Francisco, reveal how they and their colleagues discovered a serious vulnerability in commonly used Wi-Fi chips that left more than 1 billion devices, including Amazon Echo smart speakers, exposed to hackers. They take us step by step through the vulnerability – now widely patched – and how it could be exploited.

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