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An electronic tsunami crashes down on a solitary journalist

  • Though, people like Mr Krebs will continue to suffer from what Bruce Schneier, an internet-security guru at IBM, aptly describes as “the democratisation of censorship”.
  • The answer to DDoS attacks like that perpetrated by Mirai is to build better security into both devices and the networks they are attached to.
  • Other firms, such as OVH, a French web-hosting service, have also reported attacks of this magnitude.
  • Mr Krebs contemplates life
  • Unlike things immediately recognisable as computers, these devices are often designed with poor security, or even none at all.

An electronic tsunami crashes down on a solitary journalist

@briankrebs: Good, readable piece by The Economist on the scope of the DDoS and IoT problem

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An electronic tsunami crashes down on a solitary journalist