Malware-Lobbing Hackers Seize 300,000 Routers

Hackers launch scam and malware campaigns after compromising a variety of routers running firmware with known vulnerabilities.

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Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
3/5/2014 | 9:42:40 AM
Just the beginning?
"The large number of vulnerabilities found -- and exploited -- in SOHO routers, as well as webcams, will likely soon be joined by the mass exploitation of Internet-connected thermostats, electronic locks, and home automation equipment."

This is really a scary thought. If router manufacturers aren't proactively hardening equipment they sell to the the SOHO market, it's hard to imagine that the IoT products in the pipeline will be any more secure.

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