Items tagged with vxworks

It is big news when a major vulnerability is discovered and exploited in Windows, because there is the potential to do a lot of harm. We saw this when WannaCry crippled UK hospitals for a short time (fortunately, it was mitigated rather quickly). Now, you may not have heard of VxWorks, a real-time operating system (RTOS), but a series of recently discovered security flaws is no less concerning. Wind River (acquired by Intel in 2006 and sold to TPG in 2018) describes VxWorks as "the most widely used operating system you may never have heard about." That is probably accurate for the average person. While not as widely known as Windows or macOS, VxWorks is installed on more than 2 billion embedded... Read more...