The Internet of Things (IoT) botnet, Mirai, has plagued the internet since 2016 and had many different variants. This week, researchers from Unit 42 disclosed a new Mirai variant that seems to be targeting business meeting rooms. Besides updating its default password list, the new version also includes exploits for 27 vulnerabilities in various IoT devices, including 11 new ones. Two of those new exploits target presentation systems and specialized, digital signage TVs. Watch our video below to learn about this new Mirai variant and make sure to firewall your IoT devices to avoid it (especially the telnet and SSH services).
Episode Runtime: 2:29
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf45toNZRtk
- Unit 42’s blog on the new Mirai Variant – Palo Alto Networks
- Mirai variant goes after new IoT devices – Ars Technica
- Latest Mirai botnet targets presentation systems and digital signage – ZDNet
Chrome 0day in the Wild – Security Byte