The Internet of Things: Promise or Challenge?

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The IoT Challenge

During 2017, there will be 8.4 billion objects connected to the internet. That’s a 31% rise over 2016 numbers, and this figure is still headed north – with Gartner predicting there will be 20.4 billion IoT devices by 2020. The cost of connected devices and services will be $2 trillion this year – with 63%… Read more »

Developing: Could IoT Botnet Mirai Survive Reboots?

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Could IoT Botnet Mirai Survive Reboots

Mirai has been making a zombie army of swaths of the internet of things, so it is no wonder that manufacturers are taking steps to protect against it. However, one IoT device manufacturer’s failed attempt to protect its products against the botnet (used in massive DDoS attacks) shows how challenging this climate has become. When… Read more »

What is Hajime, and Why Should Mirai Care?

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Hajime Versus Mirai

A malware strain called Mirai is created that amasses a botnet through exploitation of unsecured Internet of Things devices. As the number of zombie devices continues to build, the people behind the malware start to use it in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Eventually, Mirai really puts itself on the map by launching an… Read more »

Meaner Than Mirai? Meet the IOT Botnet Persirai

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IOT Botnet Persirai

Is your CCTV camera staying with the fashionable DDoS trends, switching out its botnet malware like it’s changing its outfit? The rise of more sophisticated and malicious IoT botnet malware is certainly not a laughing matter when these powerful criminal technologies are used to take down websites and online services. However, the rise of other… Read more »