The relentless push to add connectivity to home gadgets is creating dangerous side effects that figure to get even worse. [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
Among other things, the hackers used the combined computing power of these botnets to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks, which flood websites with traffic to take them down.
Internet of things devices are not designed with security in mind and often have no way of being patched.
The things that have become part of Mirai botnets, for example, will be vulnerable until their owners throw them away.
Botnets of Things Breakthrough Malware that takes control of webcams, video recorders, and other consumer devices to cause widespread Internet outages.
For example, several companies sell defenses against denial-of-service attacks.
Opinion… * Man-Made
Source: Mit Technology Review