‘Plug and play’ bug causing major hacking risk


Bugs in “plug and play” networking technology expose tens of millions of devices to attack by hackers, researchers with a security software maker have said.

The problem lies in computer routers and other networking equipment that use a commonly employed standard known as Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), which makes it easy for networks to identify and communicate with equipment, reducing the amount of work it takes to set up networks.


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