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Silex’s IoT Damage Shows the Need for Live Kernel Patching

In the last week of June 2019, a new type of malware emerged, dubbed “Silex.” Reminiscent of the BrickerBot malware of 2017, Silex went after IoT devices, and killed the operating systems of thousands of devices in a matter of hours. Silex was able to infect any system running a Linux distribution, and chiefly damaged smart thermostats, lights, and sensors. How is Silex able to wreak such havoc? Learn more in our blog.