Tag Archives: Internet of things

Thousands of infected IoT devices used in for-profit anonymity service

reader comments 10 with 9 posters participating Share this story Some 9,000 devices—mostly running Android, but also the Linux and Darwin operating Systems—have been corralled into the Interplanetary Storm, the name given to a botnet whose chief purpose is creating a for-profit proxy service, likely for anonymous Internet use. The finding is based on several… Read More »

When coffee makers are demanding a ransom, you know IoT is screwed

reader comments 357 with 209 posters participating, including story author Share this story With the name Smarter, you might expect a network-connected kitchen appliance maker to be, well, smarter than companies selling conventional appliances. But in the case of the Smarter’s Internet-of-things coffee maker, you’d be wrong. Security problems with Smarter products first came to… Read More »