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IoT Malware Will Soon Surround Us: Researcher

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2016
IoT Malware Will Soon Surround Us: Researcher

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When it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) devices, everything from smart glasses to connected cars is susceptible to malware infection if not properly secured, Fortinet senior researcher Axelle Apvrille said in a presentation at the DefCamp 2016 security conference in Bucharest, Romania this week.

CCTV cameras, DVRs and network routers have made headlines recently as vulnerable IoT devices due to their connection to distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnets such as Mirai and Bashlite, but malware could target more devices, including smart toys, home appliances, wearables, and more. In fact, the future could be a dark one for such devices and for their users, the researcher says.

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