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5 Tips For Preventing IoT Hacks
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Joe Stanganelli
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10/29/2016 | 4:45:13 PM
Re: IOT Security Time-bomb
With all due respect to my fellow citizens who are actively contributing to our economy with their clearly disposable income, I think those who decide that they need "smart" lightbulbs (along with a plethora of other "smart" devices for the home) probably aren't the brightest bulbs in the bunch themselves (and, thereby, probably not much for InfoSec awareness/mitigation).

IoT makes a great deal of sense for the enterprise.  For the individual, at the consumer level, where most (not all, but certainly most) consumer devices are concerned, it's nifty but runs into the law of diminishing returns rather quickly.
SteveM654
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10/28/2016 | 11:21:14 AM
IOT Security Time-bomb
While last week's DYN DDoS attack using a botnet of hijacked Webcams has rightly been trending across the blogsphere, most of the comments and advice I have seen have focussed on how to prevent the same thing happening again. However what is more worrying is what else could these insecure Web cams and the other IOT devices be used for? If it is so easy for the hackers to take control of our Web cams without our knowledge, think of the potential threat posed by smart meters, connected TVs and fridges that are sharing the same conection as our laptops and tablets. 

We might not be too concerned when these devices are being used to attack one the Internet beomoths but it is a different story when it comes to protecting our banking details falling into the hands of a cyber-thief.

If nothing else this event should be a wake-up call for everyone to start taking their home/online security more seriously. There are new IPS based systems out there capable of detecting compromised IOT devices, which would be a good starting point. 

 
Joe Stanganelli
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10/26/2016 | 9:03:50 AM
Re: DDoS was not done by IoT consumers
The enterprise and manufacturer perspectives of IoT security are important, but I think the point here is that while the IoT consumers themselves were not responsible, their IoT devices were -- because they were hacked and made part of a botnet.

As such, if people don't want their favorite sites or online services to be disrupted, they better make sure their own systems are secure.  It takes a village -- and a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

Dr.T
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10/25/2016 | 8:19:54 PM
IoT and consumers
 

We want our IoT device is easily accessible to us, we do not care weather that will be source of a DDoS attack or not as consumers. My question is why Dyn is the only DNS provider for these big companies that were not accessible?
Dr.T
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10/25/2016 | 8:19:14 PM
Re: Step 1: Hilarious!
"... It's all about ease of use ..."

I think this is an important point. Otherwise we would not be seeing wide spear user of IoT devices, which would be sad.
Dr.T
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10/25/2016 | 8:15:19 PM
Re: ...Preventing IoT Hacks
"... impact cyber defenses of shared infrastructure ..."

This is a good point, cab it be shared and isolated infrastructure?
Dr.T
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10/25/2016 | 8:13:42 PM
Re: Step 1: Hilarious!
"... telnet or maybe ssh ..."

Agree. Asking too much of consumers all they want is turning their lights on with their voice.
Dr.T
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10/25/2016 | 8:11:47 PM
Re: Step 1: Hilarious!
"...  It's not the user's fault, it's the vendor's ..."

It makes sense but I would say neither. Overall system should not be letting IoT device be source of downtime, I would day.
Dr.T
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10/25/2016 | 8:09:55 PM
Re: Step 1: Hilarious!
"... Consumers need to protect their IoT devices  ..."

Agree but they can not, too much to deal with.
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10/25/2016 | 8:08:07 PM
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