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What’s that Speaker doing? Sonos One wireless speaker pwned

At the most recent Pwn2Own Toronto event, security researchers earned $105,000 for identifying multiple weaknesses in the Sonos One wireless speaker. These vulnerabilities could be potentially exploited to achieve information disclosure and remote code execution.

Sonos was made aware of the vulnerabilities and have released patches to address the issues. Users are recommended to apply the latest patches to mitigate potential risks.

How to check for updates

iOS or Android

From the Settings tab, tap System > System Updates > Check for Updates.

Mac or PC

From the Sonos menu (Mac), or Manage menu (PC), select Check for Updates.

Sources: Zero Day Initiative, The Hacker News, Sonos

Definition

Pwned - Term used in the hacking community to refer to a system or network that has been compromised and taken over by an attacker. It is a deliberate misspelling of the word "owned" and is often used to indicate complete control or domination over a system.



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