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February 8, 2018  1:50 PM

How IoT botnets affect the ‘internet of money,’ cryptocurrency

James Warner Profile: James Warner
Big Data, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Bot, Botnet, Bots, Cryptocurrency, Internet of Things, iot, iot security

In case you haven't heard about the term "cryptocurrency" yet, I would like to tell you about this "internet of money," or IoM. Cryptocurrency is an encrypted decentralized digital currency exchanged through blockchain with a process called mining.

May 2, 2017  11:24 AM

Bricker bot: A silver lining to force accountability for IoT security?

Douglas Santos Douglas Santos Profile: Douglas Santos
Bot, Botnet, Brute force attack, DDOS, Denial of Service, iot security, security in IOT

The Bricker bot made the news a couple of weeks ago for knocking unsecured IoT devices offline rather than hijacking them into other botnets and using them for a DDoS attack like the massive event we saw last year against DYN. This is the third botnet that targets insecure IoT devices, but the only...


March 27, 2017  2:49 PM

Preventing bot brawls in the connected home

David Moss Profile: David Moss
Bot, Bots, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, Protocols, smart home, standards

Recently we've seen an uptick in the number of bots online, which vary from chatbots for customer service to spambots on social media to content-editing bots in online communities. Though an ecosystem of bots is unfolding, our knowledge and understanding of how bots interact with one another is...


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