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New 'Phlashing' Attack Sabotages Hardware 242

Posted by timothy
from the not-so-nice dept.
yahoi writes "A new type of denial-of-service attack, called permanent denial-of-service (PDOS), damages a system so badly that it requires replacement or reinstallation of hardware. A researcher has discovered how to abuse firmware update mechanisms with what he calls 'phlashing' — a type of remote PDOS attack."
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New 'Phlashing' Attack Sabotages Hardware

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