Backdoor account replaced by another backdoor in vendor stumble
A company that makes video conferencing products replaced one serious security vulnerability with another, despite being warned of the dangers.
AMX Harman, which makes a variety of audio-visual and building control equipment, has patched the problem. But on Thursday SEC Consult, an information security firm in Vienna, revealed what it says is the back story.
Last March, SEC Consult warned AMX that it had found a secret account in certain versions of the NX-1200, an appliance for controlling audio-visual systems.