Thursday, December 22, 2016
Tech Tip Thursday – Default IoT Passwords
The Mirai malware relied on the average user, who just wants their “stuff” to work, to leave the default credentials (username and password) on their Internet of Things (IoT) devices (e.g. IP cameras, routers, DVRs, refrigerators). Once the devices were compromised, they were added to the botnet to perform Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. It’s was pretty successful with just 68 credentials. Have you changed your default credentials? https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/who-makes-the-iot-things-under-attack/ If you have a Tech Tip you want to share, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get them out next #TechTipTuesday.