Seagate wireless hard drives open wide to attack

September 8, 2015


Several hard-drives have been found to be affected by multiple , the Coordination Center of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University warns.

The first one allows an attacker to access undocumented services by using “root” as both username and password. The second one allows an attacker to files stored in the device. The third one allows him (or her) to upload files onto the device, and if they are malicious, they could end up compromising other endpoints when opened.

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