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(via TechCrunch)

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.
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