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The IoT of bricks: Someone is bricking insecure IoT devices
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 02:41:05 PM »
The IoT of bricks: Someone is bricking insecure IoT devices
10 April 2017, 12:45 pm



I can’t justify the vigilantism, but someone is bricking vulnerable IoT devices. I ponder the morality of it all. It’s called BrickerBot. It finds IoT devices with dubious security and simply bricks/disables them.

Insecure dishwashers, teapots, refrigerators, security cameras—all become part of vast botnets. The botnets can do many things, and we’ve seen them become the armies behind the largest internet attacks in history. How to cleanse these devices has become the crux of many cries, including numerous ones in this space.

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