WiFi firmware security flaws exposes Chromebooks and Microsoft Surface laptops

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ThreadX RTOS running on 6.2 billion WiFi-enabled devices worldwide at risk of

Vulnerabilities in WiFi chipsets could expose as many as 6.2 billion mobile devices to attack. The vulnerabilities have been attributed by the security researcher to configuration issues, rather...

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