Misfortune Cookie

Pierluigi Paganini August 30, 2018
4-year old Misfortune Cookie vulnerability threatens Capsule Technologies medical gateway device

The Misfortune Cookie flaw is threatening medical equipment that connects bedside devices to the hospital’s network infrastructure. In December 2104, researchers at Check Point Software Technologies discovered the Misfortune Cookie vulnerability, a flaw that was affecting millions of devices running an embedded web server called RomPager, the vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker to run a man-in-the-middle attack on […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2017
Tens of thousands of compromised routers abused in WordPress attacks

Hackers exploited the CVE-2014-9222 flaw, also known as ‘Misfortune Cookie’, to hack thousands of home routers and abuse them for WordPress attacks. According to the experts at the security firm Wordfence tens of thousands, of home routers have been hacked and used to power cyber attacks on WordPress websites. The security firm observed a spike in […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 18, 2014
Misfortune Cookie flaw exposes more than 12 million SOHO routers to the risk of a cyber attack

More than 12 million devices are vulnerable to a simple attack that could compromise their home routers exploiting a vulnerability called Misfortune Cookie. More than  12 Million Home Routers are affected by a vulnerability called Misfortune Cookie that expose users to the risk of cyber attack. Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies reported the Misfortune Cookie flaw affects millions of devices running […]