A ‘backdoor’ in Optergy smart building tech gets maximum severity scoreZack Whittaker / TechCrunch - 12 months ago
  • Homeland Security has given the maximum severity score for a vulnerability in a popular smart building automation system.
  • Optergy’s Proton allows building owners and managers to remotely monitor energy consumption and manage who can access the premises.
  • CISA, the government’s dedicated cybersecurity unit, said the device had serious vulnerabilities.
  • An advisory said an attacker could gain “full system access” through an “undocumented backdoor script.” This, the advisory said, could allow the attacker to run commands on a vulnerable device with the highest privileges.