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Short answer, yes. One reason is that you're increasing your attack surface without maintaining part of it. Another is that adversaries continue to try decades-old exploits for exactly that reason. Firefox isn't a firewall or IDS/IPS designed to protect the soft insides of your system. Rich and interactive, it's designed for a pleasant experience, with ...


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The string provided does appear to be an attempt to exploit the Shellshock vulnerability. With cgi disabled your attack surface should be reduced. With regards to countermeasures, patching to address the issue would be the most effective approach. The following links provides guidance on assessing whether your installation is vulnerable, as well as steps ...


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I like André's answer of having a switch or button to program the firmware. Some devices already have this, many motherboards for example have a jumper to protect the BIOS against writing. Forcing the device to not function properly in firmware program mode would allow a user to see if something was iffy. Like an audio device that output no audio, or a ...



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