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Tizen is a security disaster, reveals researcher

The Tizen mobile operating system has had a hard time, demoted by its only major supporter, Samsung, from flagship smartphone platform to an IoT OS for consumer electronics and home appliances. Now, to hang even bigger question marks over its future, a security researcher has unearthed 40 zero-day vulnerabilities – surely sounding the death-knell for the project in an industry that is slowly waking up to the threat that IoT security poses. Branding it “maybe the worst code I’ve ever seen,” Equus Software researcher Amihai Neiderman presented his Tizen findings at Kasperky’s recent Security Analyst Summit. “Everything you can do wrong there, they do it. You can see that nobody with any understanding of security looked at this code or…

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