Death of the Internet, Film at 11

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Mon Oct 24 06:29:02 UTC 2016


On Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:22:04 -0400, Jean-Francois Mezei said:

> 10s of millons of IP addresses. Is it realistic to have 10s of millions
> of infected devices ? Or is that the dense smoke that points to IP
> spoofing ?

A few years ago, Vint Cerf gave a keynote speech at a conference, where he
claimed that there were 140 million pwned devices on the Internet - and this
was before IoT was itself a thing.

Not one person in the security industry called bullshit and said the number
was too high.  There were however a lot of people who thought Cerf had
significantly lowballed the estimate.


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