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BullGuard predicts nearly 200 million connected devices could be exposed to hackers

28
Oct
2016
BullGuard predicts nearly 200 million connected devices could be exposed to hackers

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The latest data from BullGuard suggests the recent Mirai-based DDoS attack could be just the tip of the iceberg.

To date, over 100,000 unique IPs have been scanned by BullGuard, and though just 4.6 percent revealed vulnerabilities, the scale of the Internet of Things that makes this figure concerning.

Roughly four billion connected devices in the world would equate to almost 185 million vulnerable devices today. What’s more, experts predict around 50 billion connected devices by 2020.

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