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Windows 7: LAN Attack Can Put Some Samsung TVs in Endless Restart Loop

25 Apr 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
LAN Attack Can Put Some Samsung TVs in Endless Restart Loop

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A vulnerability in the firmware of several network-enabled Samsung TV models and possibly Blu-ray players allows potential attackers to put the vulnerable devices into an endless restart loop that requires the intervention of a technician to terminate, according to independent security researcher Luigi Auriemma.

Auriemma discovered the flaw on April 19 and published a proof-of-concept exploit on his website. The bug is located in the code that allows Samsung devices to be controlled over the local area network (LAN) through special iOS or Android applications.
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LAN Attack Can Put Some Samsung TVs in Endless Restart Loop | PCWorld Business Center
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25 Apr 2012   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

When we first started hearing about upcoming "connected" devices, the joke was that technology had now made it possible for your refrigerator to get a virus. Looks like that wasn't far off the mark.
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26 Apr 2012   #3

 

Now that just sucks. A "panic, reset everything to factory defaults" button/button combo should always be available.
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