Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Pre-owned is a little too close to pwned

from here (image source)

If you ever wondered what happens to IoT devices that get returned, now you know. They get resold apparently without getting reset (and probably without being checked for any software tampering).

Kind of makes you wonder how criminals might be able to make use of this as a way to get into other people's networks or even just to collect data from their networks that could be useful for other crimes.