18.WifiCutout Landscape Esm W900

Linux’s Wi-Fi code has some nasty bugs, which can be exploited simply by being near an attacker. Remote code execution is a possibility—no need to actually connect to a malicious Wi-Fi network.

They’ve been there for more than three years, and are caused by our old friend: Memory-unsafe C code. What other nasties lurk in the open source kernel powering billions of phones, routers and IoT devices?

Some say it’s the fault of Linus Torvalds himself (pictured). In today’s SB Blogwatch, we decline to point the finger.

Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Not to mention: Six months late.

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