Lexumo Analytics Platform Alerts Customers to Vulnerability Discovered by Akamai in 2 Million IoT …

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lexumo, developer of the world’s first automated service for continuously monitoring Internet of Things (IoT) code for critical open source vulnerabilities, today announced that its cloud-based platform has been constantly protecting customers from the SSHowDowN vulnerability (CVE-2004-1653) – well prior to Akamai’s recent announcement. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161014/428971LOGO  Akamai reports that hackers are now exploiting the 12-year old OpenSSH vulnerability to mount mass-scale attacks from millions of compromised IoT devices, including routers, cable modems, satellite TV equipment, and IP-connected cameras, DVRs and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices. The attacks create unauthorized SSH tunnels which are then used to route malicious traffic against victim sites while hiding the attackers’ identities. Attackers also use the devices as beachheads to launch internal…


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