Monday, April 10, 2017

IoT devices are intentionally getting bricked by malware — and maybe that’s okay

Internet of Things (IoT) devices have long been a security Achilles Heel. That’s because the way they’re designed and managed is fundamentally broken. Manufacturers create these products – which are essentially internet-connected computers – and unleash them into the world, without any sort of security monitoring or maintenance. Think about all the times your computer has prompted you to install a security update. And now think about all the times your router has done the same. You get the idea. The end result is that we’re all less secure. There are now giant botnets consisting entirely of compromised IoT devices,…

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