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Security Researchers Warn Of Issues With Home Devices

  • ZDNet, Friday, September 23, 2016 10:35 AM

Criminals are hacking into Internet of Things devices, taking advantage of their inherently weak security protocols to hijack them into performing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attackss DDoS attacks represent a growing threat to businesses, with attacks getting bigger and more dangerous all the time -- and connected devices are now making it even easier for hackers to carry them out. Many IoT devices are installed in the home or workplace then simply forgotten about by their owners, making them the perfect target for hackers to infect with malware and recruit into a zombie network to attack other targets -- all while the user remains ignorant their own network is being used in this way.

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