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Network connected wrenches are now vulnerable to Ransomware attacks

Network-connected wrenches, such as the Bosch Rexroth Handheld Nutrunner, are at risk of being exploited by ransomware hackers, who can manipulate their functionalities and gain unauthorized access to connected networks. The vulnerabilities in these wrenches could potentially disrupt entire networks or manipulate operations in production facilities, leading to work sabotage. This poses a significant risk as any flaw in these tools could jeopardize entire facilities, even causing fires. The devices, operating on NeXo-OS and using a web-based online management interface through a Wi-Fi module, are susceptible to the spread of malware like ransomware. The German manufacturing and engineering tech company, Bosch, has been made aware of the vulnerabilities and is actively working on developing a solution. Similar vulnerabilities exist in wrenches from other companies like Cisco, Datto, HPE, and Juniper Networks, which could also serve as avenues for the spread of ransomware if left unaddressed.

Key points:
– Network-connected wrenches, including the Bosch Rexroth Handheld Nutrunner, are vulnerable to ransomware attacks.
– Exploiting the vulnerabilities in these wrenches can lead to the disruption of entire networks and manipulation of production facility operations.
– Any flaw in these tools can pose a significant risk, potentially even causing fires.
– Bosch, the German manufacturing and engineering tech company, is actively working on developing a solution to address the vulnerabilities.
– Similar vulnerabilities exist in wrenches from other companies, making them potential avenues for ransomware attacks if not addressed.

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