A complete bypass of all security within the popular ESP32 IoT chip

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” A security researcher has identified a local-access technique that enables a complete bypass of all security within the popular ESP32 IoT chip, where malware can be implanted and never removed.

The same attack also extracts cryptographic keys and works against the device’s most secure configuration.

The ESP32 chipset is significant to the industry, as it offers a dual core chip with WiFi and bluetooth to underly many devices.

In January 2018, the manufacturer Espressif announced its milestone of having shipped over 100 million devices

https://www.infoq.com/news/2019/12/esp32-fatal-fury/

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