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IoT Malware and Botnets

According to Wikipedia, A botnet is a logical collection of Internet-connected devices such as computers, smartphones or Internet of things (IoT) devices whose security have been breached and control ...
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How can I check if my IoT devices are infected with the Mirai worm?

I've recently heard about the Mirai worm, which infects vulnerable routers, IoT devices and other internet-connected appliances with insecure passwords. Mirai is suspected of being the cause of some ...
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Will changing my user name and password block Mirai attacks?

I've recently been reading about Mirai, malware whose source has been revealed which is designed to infect IoT devices. It is appears to be a serious threat to security compromised Internet of ...
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What is the difference between a DDoS attack and a PDoS attack?

I've read a certain amount about the Mirai worm, a virus that attacks Internet of Things devices using default usernames and passwords and essentially is wired to produce a Distributed Denial of ...
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Which virus infected IoT devices in a university and brought down their network by sending requests to seafood websites?

According to this article from The Register, a university network was recently brought down by what was essentially a DDoS attack from various connected devices on the network campus (specifically ...