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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
2/25/2018 6:17:43 AM
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Re: A matter of time
"It may also increase pressure on those that make IoT devices to make ones that just wont roll over to a botnet"

@Larry: I agree. IoT companies will have to look at the security in a new perspective now. They will either need to work on the security solutions themselves or partner with leading security companies to develop foolproof solutions. The risk with malfunction in IoT devices is far more critical compared to the risk with computers or mobile devices. In some cases a malware attack may actually prove to be life-threating.

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LarryLoeb
LarryLoeb
2/17/2018 7:40:41 AM
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Re: A matter of time
@Taimoor

It may also increase pressure on those that make IoT devices to make ones that just wont roll over to a botnet. I mean, hardcoded passwords is just dumb.

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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
2/17/2018 3:00:28 AM
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A matter of time
I think it was only a matter of time before people started exploiting vulnerabilities in IoT systems and developing malware to attack them. As the use of IoT gets more and more mainstream and the number of devices increase, we will continue to see more such cases. It's ironic but the companies that will benefit the most from it are the security and antimalware companies who will develop products especially geared towards IoT security.

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