In 2016, the Mirai Botnet hijacked over half a million DVRs and IP cameras, redirecting traffic from these endpoints to some of the internet’s largest brands and taking many services offline. To those in the security community, the attack wasn’t surprising; typically, affordable, commodity internet devices are poorly secured.
One unintended consequence of their rapid adoption is expansion of the digital attack surface. We’re on the brink of hypervulnerability in the connected world—put there, in part, by an unwitting accomplice: the endpoint.
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