Krebs on Security: Researchers Find Fresh Fodder for IoT Attack Cannons

I think the biggest problem of 2017, tech-wise, will be that the Internet of Things is a huge security mess. “New research published this week could provide plenty of fresh fodder for Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves poorly-secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in powerful online attacks. Researchers in Austria have unearthed a pair of backdoor accounts in more than 80 different IP camera models made by Sony Corp. Separately, Israeli security experts have discovered trivially exploitable weaknesses in nearly a half-million white-labeled IP camera models that are not currently sought out by Mirai.”

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