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Kapersky: Over 100 Million IoT Attacks Detected in Six Months – RTInsights
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Kapersky: Over 100 Million IoT Attacks Detected in Six Months – RTInsights

Security vendor Kapersky is reporting that its honeypots detected 105 million IoT attacks in the first half of 2019. The attacks came from over 270,000 unique IP addresses, and the volume is nine times more than at the same time last year.

The increase is not surprising considering the rise in popularity of smart home devices. Unfortunately, many of those devices still come with poor security. And even those that do have decent security features often wind up vulnerable because their owners are not properly securing them by changing the default password and username.

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