Most Dangerous Hardware Vulnerabilities in 2021

MITRE has released a list of this year’s most hazardous programming, design, and architecture security issues affecting hardware.

Vulnerabilities in hardware programming, design, or architecture can all lead to exploitable flaws leaving systems vulnerable to cyberattacks.

According to BleepingComputer, the Hardware CWE Special Interest Group (SIG), a group of individuals representing businesses from the “hardware design, manufacturing, research, and security areas, along with education and government,” collaborated with MITRE to create this list.

The methodology used to generate the inaugural CWE Most Important Hardware Weaknesses List is limited somewhat in terms of scientific and statistical rigor.

In the absence of more relevant data from which to conduct systematic inquiry, the list was compiled using a modified Delphi method leveraging subjective opinions, albeit from informed content knowledge experts.


According to MITRE, the list is intended to inform people of common hardware vulnerabilities known as Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) and to help in the prevention of hardware flaws at the source by educating programmers and designers on how to remove critical errors in the early stage of the product development lifecycle.

In addition, the list can assist researchers and engineers in planning security testing and evaluations, as well as consumers in

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