Report: Mirai ‘is just the tip of the iceberg’

Amit Ashbel, cyber-security evangelist at Checkmarx told SC that Mirai throws threw the security of the IoT into sharp relief: “Security experts have brought up the concern of IoT vendors neglecting security more than once over the past years and Mirai has proved their concerns to be legitimate. Devices that have access to the internet and have remote access should be designed with security in mind and this starts with the most basic requirement, namely strict password enforcement.” He added, “Without the easy access into these devices Mirai would not have been so powerful.”   Read the full report here

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