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Security Advisory Regarding Crestron TSW-XX60 Touch Panel Devices

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THE CONNECTED DEVICES you think about the least are sometimes the most insecure. That’s the takeaway from new research to be presented at the DefCon hacking conference Friday by Ricky Lawshae, an offensive security researcher at Trend Micro. Lawshae discovered over two dozen vulnerabilities in Crestron devices used by corporations, airports, sports stadiums, and local governments across the country.

While Crestron has released a patch to fix the issues, some of the weaknesses allowed for hackers to theoretically turn the Crestron Android touch panels used in offices and hotel rooms into spy devices. And the research offers an important reminder that your everyday devices aren’t the only potential hacker targets in your life.

To read the original feature, visit here: https://www.wired.com/story/crestron-touchscreens-could-spy-on-hotel-rooms-and-meetings/

For additional coverage, follow these links: 

(1) Slashdot:  https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/08/10/2143219/crestron-touchscreens-could-spy-on-hotel-rooms-meetings?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Slashdot%2Fslashdot+%28Slashdot%29

(2) SANS: https://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=6112

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