Time to get rid of weird connected appliances! <<SKYNET MUST DIE>> check this

Guy Dawson guy at cuillin.org.uk
Sun Oct 23 03:29:36 CDT 2016

It's not so much an attack on IoT as with IoT. The worm's ( assuming a
compromised IoT device is used to compromise others - I'm not sure about
this) job is to make IoT devices available to a control system so that IoT
devices can be used to generate the loads needed in DDOS attacks.

The attackers would rather you did not know your IoT devices were
compromised as that way you'll leave them connected to the Internet and
under their control.

On 23 October 2016 at 08:08, jim stephens <jwsmail at jwsss.com> wrote:

> On 10/22/2016 11:17 PM, COURYHOUSE at aol.com wrote:
>>   Time to get rid of weird  connected appliances!  <<SKYNET MUST DIE>>
>> check  this....
>> http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/how-your-dvr-was-hi
>> jacked-to-help-epic-cyberattack/ar-AAjh8Yr?ocid=mailsignout
> I wish that writers had a clue what IoT is and what that means.  I have no
> network connected devices of this source facing the open net.  All of the
> premises equipment supplied by the internet, tv, and phone provider, are on
> their own 10 net, and isolated from any connection to the internet.  If
> they are corrupted, fun, but not going to get to the internet.
> This is a worm from what I see, and it does target network connected
> devices, but it doesn't attack what is currently bounced around as IoT.  I
> suppose if you want to call every network enlightened device out the
> including ones developed before the IoT of the last couple of years came
> into existence then okay.
> I know this is a bit new for the list, but the concept of having embedded
> or other network controls on devices is not.
> I'll be interested to see what sort of attack is implemented by this, but
> this worm attack is more like the Morris attack of years ago than an attack
> on IoT.  That will come, but will have very different symptoms.
> If you have a wireless controlled remote "cloud" device say a colored LED
> light bulb, while you are watching  TV some nite, loaded and not sure what
> is going on, your LED light will start changing and putting out fun colors
> and other patterns, and you will wonder if your latest pot maybe had a bit
> of acid added to it.
> Thanks
> Jim

4.4 > 5.4

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