Security flaw in driver commonly found on routers could compromise connected hardware

A security flaw that affects a wide range of different routers from a number of different manufacturers could allow attackers to remotely execute code that compromises connected devices. Reported by SEC Consult, the problem revolves around a technology called NetUSB from Taiwanese manufacturer KCodes that allows plug-and-play ‘USB over IP‘ functionality. Essentially, NetUSB allows any USB device plugged directly into a router to be available to other devices, so that could be printer, external hard drive, USB storage key, etc. In order for Windows or Mac machines to access the devices plugged into a router, there’s a client-side driver for USB over IP too. Easy…

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