TVs and refrigerator part of botnet

NikKNikK Posts: 935 Rock Star

Or more accurate a thingbot 

"This may be the first proven Internet of Things (IoT)-based cyberattack involving conventional household "smart" appliances."

 

"Bot-nets are already a major security concern and the emergence of thingbots may make the situation much worse" said David Knight, General Manager of Proofpoint's Information Security division. "Many of these devices are poorly protected at best and consumers have virtually no way to detect or fix infections when they do occur."

 

http://www.proofpoint.com/about-us/press-releases/01162014.php

 

So I guess F-Secure will have to extend the product family to also cover household appliances Smiley Wink

Chrissy

Comments

  • SimonSimon Posts: 2,633 Superuser
    They already are. Didn't you know, the 'F' in F-Secure stands for Fridge? Smiley Very Happy
    Chrissy
  • ChrissyChrissy Posts: 438
    Nice one... Let's see who'll be first to suggest F-Secure Protection Service for Kitchen Appliances on the Idea Exchange!
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