The blog post not only provides a good set of examples as to why the Internet is about to become less secure, but instead of ending with a positive message we have seen in past blog post about security, this one clearly concludes with the following: “What’s certain is that the problem isn’t going away”, referring to security. Again, this is an issue the industry has seen coming, but until recently it was cheaper to react to attacks than to prevent them. Now, when reacting might not be the cheapest option, we find that preventing the attacks seems almost impossible.
Bad Marriage: Botnets and the IoT Spell Big Danger
Beginning a post on cyber security with the observation that the threat being discussed is frightening is a bit redundant. They all are frightening.
Very often, today’s threats are more dangerous because they are a mix of multiple things that, when combined, are more potent than the sum of their parts. In this case, four elements are present: botnets, DDoS attacks, the internet of things (IoT) and connected consumer electronics equipment. Put together, these inexpensive ingredients are enough to threaten the internet … Keep reading the original blog post here