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At ELC + OpenIot Summit, Adam Englander will discuss some practical steps developers can take to make their devices less vulnerable to attackers.

Practical Steps for Protecting IoT Devices

The security of IoT devices is a high priority these days, as attackers can use Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks to target them and wreak havoc on a system. “Due to the sheer volume of unconnected devices, it can take hours and often days to mitigate such an attack,” says Adam...
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Linux Is Part of the IoT Security Problem, Dev Tells Linux Conference

The Mirai botnet? Just the “tip of the iceberg” is how security bods at this week's linux.conf.au see the Internet of Things. Presenting to the Security and Privacy miniconf at linux.conf.au, embedded systems developer and consultant Christopher Biggs pointed out that Mirai's focus on building a...
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There’s a New DDoS Army, and It Could Soon Rival Record-Setting Mirai

For almost three months, Internet-of-things botnets built by software called Mirai have been a driving force behind a new breed of attacks so powerful they threaten the Internet as we know it. Now, a new botnet is emerging that could soon magnify or even rival that threat. The as-yet unnamed botnet...
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Linux Developers Under Denial-of-Service Attack

If you can't reach your favorite Linux developer by IM or email today, it's because they're under a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. The top programmers are all at the Linux Plumbers conference, which is being hammered by an internet attacker. According to James Bottomley, an IBM Research ...
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DDoS Defenses Emerging from Homeland Security

Government, academic, and private-sector officials are collaborating on new ways to prevent and mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, based on research years in the making but kicked into high gear by the massive takedown this month of domain name system provider Dyn. The largest...
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What We Know About Friday’s Massive East Coast Internet Outage

This morning’s attack started around 7am and was aimed at Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company headquartered in New Hampshire. That first bout was resolved after about two hours; a second attack began just before noon. In both cases, traffic to Dyn’s Internet directory servers on the East Coast...
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DDoS Protection in the Cloud

OpenFlow and other software-defined networking controllers can discover and combat DDoS attacks, even from within your own network. Attacks based on the distributed denial of service (DDoS) model are, unfortunately, common practice, often used to extort protection money or sweep unwanted services...
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The Rise of the Linux Botnet

A new report from Kaspersky Lab on botnet-assisted DDoS attacks shows a steady growth in their numbers the second quarter of this year. SYN DDoS, TCP DDoS and HTTP DDoS remained the most common attack scenarios, but the proportion of attacks using the SYN DDoS method increased 1.4 times compared to...
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