Anyone who is by any stretch a stakeholder in the IoT scene will tell you that there are two major issues, one is overall security that we discussed in my previous article and then there is the device angle to security. After all, if the device isn’t ready to scale, even the most thought out security schemes will fali miserably. So it is very relevant and important that we touch upon this angle in our second discussion about the IoT that is just around the corner. Let us discuss device level issues now.

On September 24th, a critical flaw was announced in the GNU Bourne Again Shell—better known as Bash. Companies are scanning and applying the first set of patches provided to address CVE-2014-6271. Because the first patch may spawn a new vulnerability, researchers are working on another, related patch for CVE-2014-7169.