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March 30, 2017

The Internet of Things' Dangerous Future


Last year, on October 21, your digital video recorder — or at least a DVR like yours — knocked Twitter off the internet. Someone used your DVR, along with millions of insecure webcams, routers, and other connected devices, to launch an attack that started a chain reaction, resulting in Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, and many sites going off the internet. You probably didn’t realize that your DVR had that kind of power. But it does. - - : Bruce Schneier

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 30, 2017 8:39 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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If it can knock twitter, facebook and the like offline, I'm for it. (Said by one who has never used any of those things, and will probably get pummeled for saying it.)

Posted by: billH at March 30, 2017 10:15 AM

We're on a Hughes satellite and I guess that "air gap" keeps much of that nonsense at bay. Sometimes I wish we had real broadband then other times I'm glad we don't. Being a CAD designer keeps me chained to these machines too much already, if we had comcast or something I might succumb like all the other minions and turn into an obese braindead cuck.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 30, 2017 2:09 PM

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