UPnP Security Flaws Expose 40-50 Million Networked Devices

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Researchers at Rapid7 have uncovered that roughly 40-50 million network-enabled devices are at risk due to vulnerabilities in the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol.

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that allows communication between computers and network-enabled devices. It is enabled by default on millions of devices, from routers to printers to IP cameras and network storage servers. UPnP support is also enabled by default on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and many distributions of Linux.

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