A new kind of attack called phlashing could one be a real issue. Phlashing is when a device is remotely flashed to either run a firmware with a backdoor, or even a corrupt firmware that can render a device useless. It will be interesting to see what methods will be used to combat this.

Source: Engadget

One Response to “Phlashing”

  1. Ben Woodruff says:

    Honestly: I’m not seeing this as much of a threat. Could you not just firewall whatever port your equipment uses to do this? I don’t think any of my or my client’s equipment even has this functionality (like the article says – none of the consumer grade stuff does). Even when you get in a bit deeper, with say a Cisco Concentrator 3000, I’ve never heard of it having that feature.