“A three-year-old vulnerability in a software component used in
millions of smart TVs, routers and phones still hasn’t been patched by
many vendors, thus posing a risk, according to Trend Micro.

Although a patch was issued for the component in December 2012, Trend
Micro found 547 apps that use an older un-patched version of it, wrote Veo Zhang, a mobile threats analyst.”

“These are very popular apps that put millions of users in danger;
aside from mobile devices, routers, and smart TVs are all at risk as
well,” he wrote.

“There’s growing concern over how manufacturers of devices such as
routers and smart TVs deal with security vulnerabilities that emerge in
their products. Their patching regimes are not nearly as rigorous as
those from major software manufacturers, which could expose consumers to
attacks as the products age.

As many as 6.1 million devices could still be vulnerable, although some companies have since updated their software.”

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