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A vigilante hacker may have built a computer worm to protect the IoT
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 11:16:26 PM »
A vigilante hacker may have built a computer worm to protect the IoT
19 April 2017, 9:16 pm



Is a vigilante hacker trying to secure your IoT device from malware? The mysterious developer behind a growing computer worm wants people to think so. 

The worm, known as Hajime, has infected tens of thousands of easy-to-hack products such as DVRs, internet cameras, and routers. However, the program so far hasn't done anything malicious.

Instead, the worm has been preventing a notorious malware known as Mirai from infecting the same devices. It's also been carrying a message written from its developer.

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Source: Network World Security

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