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Internet-connected devices will always pose a risk, experts say

The internet of things isn’t secure. That much was clear when a panel of four cybersecurity experts began their talk on Thursday at the Techonomy conference in Half Moon Bay, California. “The internet of things is something that cannot be fully secured,” said Betsy Cooper, the executive director of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term […]

Last week’s record-breaking Internet attack came from 100,000 enslaved Web devices

Last Friday’s cyberattack, which took down Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, and other popular websites for hours across the country, originated from 100,000 Web-enabled devices harnessed together by a malicious software program. That’s the conclusion of Dyn, the New Hampshire company that manages a significant portion of the Internet’s infrastructure and was the target of the attack. “This […]