Issue No. 07 - July (2018 vol. 51)
Natalija Vlajic , York University
Daiwei Zhou , York University
In 2016, Mirai showed the destructive potential of a botnet composed exclusively of Internet of Things devices. To evaluate the current state of anti-DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) protection for such devices, the authors studied webcams—discovered by Shodan—and found that most have little to no firewall protection and, as such, are vulnerable to future direct and reflective DDoS attacks.
Computer crime, IP networks, Botnet, Search engines, Internet of Things, Computer hacking, Privacy, Internet of Things
N. Vlajic and D. Zhou, "IoT as a Land of Opportunity for DDoS Hackers," in Computer, vol. 51, no. 7, pp. 26-34, 2018.