cybersEcuritE The flaw affects Boa servers used by many devices
Illustration of a hacker. — A. GELEBART/20 MINUTES
This Tuesday, Microsoft warned its users of a dangerous security breach. on Boa server. However, this tool is widely used; by several connected objects. One million devices around the world would be affected by the problem. But this is an evaluation carried out over a week. This means that the number of devices affected by this flaw could be much larger.
It is by carrying out investigations, àgrave; following the hacking of a power grid in India, which Microsoft pinpointed the problem. The attack had been carried out by Chinese hackers who highlighted this flaw on the Boa server. It also shows that the connected devices belonging to individuals are not the only ones likely to be affected by the exploitation of such a flaw. Millions of companies would also be affected, points out Phonandroid.
The attacker can penetrate a network
“ The [vulnerability ;s] known having an impact on these components can allow & rsquo; an attacker to gather information about network assets before launching attacks, and to gain access to a network without being detected. by obtaining valid credentials,” said Microsoft. Elements which for novices surely do not mean much, but which for hacking aces are precious.
Attacks related to this flaw are detected. regularly, says Microsoft. Concern about this fault, the repair promises to be delicate. Indeed, the way in which the Boa server is included in the connected objects is considered complex.