Month: December 2016

Recognizing Computer Threats – Data Breach Awareness, Part I

By Chris Williams Data breach If it seems like data breaches are becoming more and more commonplace all the time, that’s because it’s true: the frequency of data breach and security incidents that result in some level of data leakage is on the rise. On top of that, the public’s perception of these incidents is …

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Mirai, DDoS Attacks, and the State of IoT Security

By Chris Williams Mirai A malware package designed to infect network-connected devices that lacked security, gaining remote access to a large number of hosts (bots) for the purpose of conducting distributed denial of service attacks. Hackers control infected bots from a centralized platform or control server—this control server can issue arbitrary commands to the entire …

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