After doing heavy damage to KrebsOnSecurity and other web servers the creator of the Mirai botnet, a program designed to harness insecure IoT devices to run massive denial of service attacks, has apparently released the source code on Github.
The compact C code is designed to run on IP cameras and other Internet-connected devices. It tries various hardcoded root passwords, infects the device, and then sends out traffic to a preset target. You can see the code containing the hardcoded passwords in this file called scanner.c.
Hackers used the botnet to send a 620 Gbps DDoS to… Continue reading
As if the state of security wasn’t already a headache worldwide, we now may have one more reason to worry about: a hacker has made available the source code that could allow more people to wage the kinds of extraordinary large assaults that recently knocked security news site KrebsOnSecurity offline. Brian Krebs reports:The source code that powers the "Internet of Things" (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against KrebsOnSecurity last month has been publicly released, virtually guaranteeing that the Internet will soon be flooded with attacks from many new botnets powered by… Continue reading
New IoT gateway software enables faster edge-device development to reduce time and cost of innovation and enhance security.
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 27, 2016–
Exosite, LLC, a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT) platform market, today launched ExositeReady Gateway Engine (GWE), a software package that quickly enables secure communication between end nodes, gateways and Exosite’s Murano IoT platform. ExositeReady GWE expedites IoT development associated with this design pattern and includes out-of-the-box features that reduce the risk of data loss and ensure secure communication.
Exosite has a deep understanding of the technical requirements necessary to connect… Continue reading
The adoption of IoT technology can provide companies with unprecedented opportunities to reduce operating costs, increase productivity and tap into new markets previously inaccessible. But that won’t happen when IoT data gathers dust in the cloud.
According to research by McKinsey Global Institute, of the IoT industry’s forecasted yearly value of $11.1 trillion by 2025, 60 percent is predicated on the ability to correctly integrate and analyze data. However, the research further finds that most of the IoT data being collected by companies is not being used, and the data that is being used is not fully… Continue reading
The Internet of Things (IoT) world grows on a daily basis despite the lack of standards. All IoT developments are still proprietary, but that is a story for another post. More developers are looking to get in the field to stay on top of tech trends. But with how fast the market moves, various restrictions and limitations can prevent developers from bringing their product to the masses.… Continue reading