New attack puts routers, cell phones, other gear at risk

Friday, 20 April 2007, 12:45 AM EST

A security researcher at Juniper Networks Inc. has developed a new form of attack that can be used to run unauthorized software on a wide range of computing devices, including routers and mobile phones.

In a demonstration set to take place at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver Thursday, Juniper's Barnaby Jack says he will show how this technique could be used to take control of a router, and then inject malicious software on virtually every machine on the network.

At Computerworld.

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