An interesting piece on why firmware and chip hacks will rise
1. More security will be driven at the chip level
2. Hardware hacks are often multi-platform
3. Chip programmers are just as bad at secure programming as software programmers
4. Chip monoculture
5. Hardware hacking is becoming more common
6. Hardware is patched less frequently
Firmware and chips can be hacked. They (or their related controller chips) contain software-like instructions that usually contain vulnerable security flaws. They are just harder to update. Repeat after me: “Chips and firmware are just harder-to-patch software.” Because of this, and other reasons, I fully expect more frequent hacks at the firmware and hardware-layer in the future.