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Breaking SSL on Embedded Devices (/dev/ttyS0)

Dec 24, 2010, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"The /dev/ttyS0 site has a discussion of the implications of the LittleBlackBox project. "Here's where it gets fun: many of these devices use hard-coded SSL keys that are baked into the firmware. That means that if Alice and Bob are both using the same router with the same firmware version, then both of their routers have the same SSL keys. All Eve needs to do in order to decrypt their traffic is to download the firmware from the vendor's Web site and extract the SSL private key from the firmware image"

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