Adult cam hack
“I truly think this Io T infrastructure is very dangerous on the whole and does deserve attention from anyone who can take action,” Flashpoint’s Nixon said.
It’s unclear what it will take to get a handle on the security problems introduced by millions of insecure Io T devices that are ripe for being abused in these sorts of assaults.
Even worse, the web interface is not aware that these credentials even exist.” Flashpoint’s researchers said they scanned the Internet on Oct.
6 for systems that showed signs of running the vulnerable hardware, and found more than 515,000 of them were vulnerable to the flaws they discovered.
As I noted in The Democratization of Censorship, to address the threat from the mass-proliferation of hardware devices such as Internet routers, DVRs and IP cameras that ship with default-insecure settings, we probably need an industry security association, with published standards that all members adhere to and are audited against periodically.
The wholesalers and retailers of these devices might then be encouraged to shift their focus toward buying and promoting connected devices which have this industry security association seal of approval.
“The password is hardcoded into the firmware, and the tools necessary to disable it are not present.Earlier today cyber criminals began training their attack cannons on Dyn, an Internet infrastructure company that provides critical technology services to some of the Internet’s top destinations.The attack began creating problems for Internet users reaching an array of sites, including Twitter, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit, Spotify and Netflix.The entire list of those passwords — and my best approximation of which firms are responsible for producing those hardware devices — can be found at my story, Who Makes the Io T Things Under Attack. You can follow any comments to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Words like “deep web” or “dark net” are sometimes used interchangeably although they are altogether different entities.
Until then, these insecure Io T devices are going to stick around like a bad rash — unless and until there is a major, global effort to recall and remove vulnerable systems from the Internet.