Embedded Insiders: Now the Russians Are Hacking Our Routers

May 08, 2018

Embedded Insiders: Now the Russians Are Hacking Our Routers

It was recently reported that routers were being hacked, and ?Officials said they had high confidence that the Russian government was behind the...

It was recently reported that routers were being hacked, and “Officials said they had high confidence that the Russian government was behind the campaign.” https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/16/politics/russian-hackers-network-devices-alert/index.html Hmm, is that what it’s come down to now? And what does this mean to life as we know it? Before everyone gets all up in arms over the issue, the most simple solution is for people to use better/stronger passwords on their routers. But as the hackers get more sophisticated, obviously the security must also get more sophisticated. As we looked at what the real solutions are to the problem, the Embedded Insiders spoke to Steve Hanna, a Senior Principal at Infineon, and also Chair of the Embedded Systems Committee at the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). As an expert on the topic, Steve laid out what people really need to do to make themselves secure. Note that the TCG has a webcast shortly on exactly this topic, called How to Secure Network Equipment Against Attacks. https://trustedcomputinggroup.org/press-rooms/events/webcast-implement-trusted-platforms-ecosystems-3/ The group will also be hosting a workshop as part of the upcoming Sensors Expo event in San Jose (on June 28) called Securing the IoT and Embedded Systems. https://trustedcomputinggroup.org/press-rooms/events/iot-university-sensors-expo-2018/

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