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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Keep Your Home Devices from Being Hacked

Apparently yesterday's denial of service attack that brought down a number of key services on the Internet was caused by a distributed denial of services (DDOS) attack.  Some are saying this was launched from hijacked home devices.

Keep your home IOT devices from becoming zombies on the internet.

Change default passwords.
Change passwords, use 2 factor authentication, or services like Lastpass
Accept all security updates.

But as long as there are enough people/things out there that are not doing this,  you can still lose access to crucial services.  All this points to the continued fragility of the internet.  Considering how many ways we and businesses depend on the Internet, this is worrisome.

More in Mashable.

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