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Old IoT Vulnerabilities – A Botnet Gift That Keeps On Giving
The first thing anyone purchasing any device that connects to the Internet should do upon switching it on for the first time, is immediately update it. If you don’t, you risk having it hijacked by a botnet. So says Bryan Hamman, territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa at NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection solutions. He warns that it’s not only obvious IoT devices like fitness wearables and watches that are at risk; so are commonly overlooked devices like IP cameras and cable modems.
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