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Issue No. 07 - July (2018 vol. 51)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 26-34
Natalija Vlajic , York University
Daiwei Zhou , York University
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
computer network security, Internet of Things, invasive software
CITATION

N. Vlajic and D. Zhou, "IoT as a Land of Opportunity for DDoS Hackers," in Computer, vol. 51, no. 7, pp. 26-34, 2018.
doi:10.1109/MC.2018.3011046
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