internet of shit Archive
October 12, 2016
1201, botnets, botwars, ddos, eschatology, infosec, internet of shit, IoT, malware, mirai, Post, Security, Uncategorized, war on general purpose computers
Mirai, the clumsily written Internet of Things virus that harnessed so many devices in an attack on journalist Brian Krebs that it overloaded Akamai, has now spread to devices in either 164 or 177 countries — that is, pretty much everywhere with reliable electricity and internet access.
Imperva, a company that provides protection to websites against Distributed Denial of Service …
October 5, 2016
1201, apollo, botnets, computer science, ddos, internet of shit, IoT, malware, Post, rickrolls, Uncategorized, war on general purpose computers
Following the release of the sourcecode for the Mirai botnet, which was used to harness DVRs, surveillance cameras and other Internet of Things things into one of the most powerful denial-of-service attacks the internet has ever seen, analysts have gone over its sourcecode and found that the devastatingly effective malware was strictly amateur-hour, a stark commentary on the even worse security in the …
October 2, 2016
1201, apollo, Business, competition, Copyfight, dmca, google, internet of shit, IoT, Nest, Post, surveillance, Uncategorized, Video
A closed-door unveiling of the forthcoming Google Home smart speaker platform included the nakedly anticompetitive news that vendors whose products support Amazon’s Echo will be blocked from integrating with Google’s own, rival platform.
These platforms are typically designed to allow their vendors to invoke Section 1201 of the DMCA, which makes it a felony to change their configurations in unauthorized ways, meaning …
The internet is reeling under the onslaught of unprecedented denial-of-service attacks, the sort we normally associate with powerful adversaries like international criminal syndicates and major governments, but these attacks are commanded by penny-ante crooks who are able to harness millions of low-powered, insecure Internet of Things devices like smart lightbulbs to do their bidding.
Symantec reports on the rising trend in …