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Craig Young, security researcher and Tripwire Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (VERT) member, recently discovered a critical vulnerability in NetGear’s ReadyNAS embedded devices (advisory here).

This vulnerability doesn’t require authentication and can allow attackers to access any of the data stored on the ReadyNAS. What can users do to protect themselves?

In this special Security Slice episode 103, Young will discuss the impact of this vulnerability, why users should apply the NetGear firmware update as soon as possible, and other ways home users can protect embedded devices.

Young will also be hosting a Google hangout to discuss the vulnerability and his discovery process on Tuesday October 29th at 1PM Eastern / 10AM Pacific. More information on Young’s hangout can be found here.

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