Security and the Internet of Things
Last year, on October 21, your digital video recorder - or at least a DVR like yours - knocked Twitter off the internet. Someone used your DVR, along with millions of insecure webcams, routers, and other connected devices, to launch an attack that started a chain reaction, resulting in Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, and many sites going off the internet. You probably didn't realize that your DVR had that kind of power. But it does.
This essay previously appeared in New York Magazine.
Posted on February 1, 2017 at 8:05 AM • 111 Comments
Please see the whole article at: