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Armis finds VxWorks bug in 200mn devices, have fun patching

Some 200mn devices running Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) are vulnerable to a cluster of 11 vulnerabilities discovered by Armis, a cybersecurity firm. Wind River has already started working on fixes, but notes that patching is going to be difficult. So, water continues to be wet, bears continue to do business in woods, and IoT security is still woeful. Perhaps the narrative should shift to just accepting this sorry state of affairs – the inevitability of insecurity, the complete lack of motivation or urgency from customers to implement fixes, the perplexation of governments as to how to get a handle on the problem. This sounds like conceding defeat, but perhaps it is just pragmatism. There are north of…

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