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IoT predictions: IoT security in 2017

Nobody doubted that IoT security was a disaster when, well, disaster struck — the Mirai botnet took down swaths of the internet through a fairly simple, preventable attack. But experts believe there are going to be more susceptible devices in 2017 than ever — and hackers will be on the lookout.

“Sometime during 2017 we should anticipate the release of an automatically propagating IoT worm that installs a small, persistent malicious payload that not only continues to infect and propagate amongst other vulnerable IoT devices, but automatically changes all the passwords necessary to remotely manage the device itself,” said Gunter Ollman, CSO at Vectra Networks.

Source: internetofthingsagenda.techtarget.com
Author: Sharon Shea

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