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IoT Malware Hajime Fights Against Mirai, Tries to Secure Devices
21 April 2017, 2:37 am

In an odd turn of events, a vigilante hacker is apparently trying to make the IoT world a lot safer against malware. A developer has built a worm, known as Hajime, infecting tens of thousands of IoT products which seems to have a single purpose - prevent Mirai to take over. 

The Mirai is a notorious malware that has infected countless IoT devices, turning them into bots for various for-hire DDoS attacks and more. Since security around most smart gadgets is somewhere between "inexistent" and "a joke," Mirai has been extremely successful. 

Well, folks over at Symantec have discovered that a new worm called Hajime, has been infecting easy-to-hack products, such as DVRs, routers, and Internet cameras. Unlike other similar tools, however, it does not do anything malicious. Instead, the worm has been preventing Mirai from infecting thos... (read more)

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