A frightening, and finally realistic, story on botnets, IoT, DDoS attacks and how insecure the Internet will always be

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

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