now switch it back on

Bugtraq can be an interesting list. Back in June 2008 I noted that one Craig Wright had posted an advisory about a vulnerability in an Oral B toothbrush. Well, just over a week ago a chap called Gabriel Menezes Nunes posted a proof of concept remote denial of service attack on a Sony Bravia television set. He had discovered that a packet flood attack to any port on his TV using the tool “hping” would cause a denial of service. In his post he says:

“After 35 seconds the TV stop working and back. This happens 3 times. At fourth time, the TV shuts down. In less than 3 minutes, the TV is off remotely. It is necessary to turn on the TV physically.”

I can’t help thinking that using the normal remote control would have been easier.

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