A device’s unwitting participation in a malicious robot network, or botnet, is practically detectable only through a forensic examination, experts tell us. But we can take steps to protect our devices.
Torii, named after the Japanese word for “gate,” uses Tor and its network of anonymously linked computers to both obscure Internet traffic and steal data, Avast researchers say.
The VPNFilter botnet could collect information and block network traffic, the FBI said. Beyond rebooting our routers, we should be keeping their firmware up-to-date. Here’s how.
Oren Falkowitz, author of Pineapple Sparkle, says technology needs to provide for online consumers what seat belts provide for car passengers. And consumers need to appreciate it.
Regardless of whether the Mirai botnet disrupts the U.S. election, IOT device exploits will continue to contribute to a less stable Internet until stronger security protocols are implemented, security experts say.