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Friday's IoT-based DDoS attack has security experts worried

Patrick Thibodeau | Oct. 26, 2016
Connected devices raise security risks to a new level of danger

Babak Beheshti, associate dean and professor of New York Institute of Technology, said any connected device can potentially be used to wage an attack. "If you can find an open port, you can establish communication with any server in a network," he said.

DDOS attacks and the flood of traffic they unleash can be managed and redirected, "but intrusion is much more devastating, because you're inside the network -- the damage could be permanent," said Beheshti.

 

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