Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey
John R. Levine
johnl at iecc.com
Tue Sep 27 00:13:02 UTC 2016
> Therein lies the problem if the traffic does not look anomalous I suppose. But even if it does look unusual, ISPs would be asking consumers to trash/update/turn off a lot of devices in time – like when every home has 10s or 100s of these devices.
> ISP: Dear customer, looks like one of your light switches is sending spam.
> Customer: Which one? I have 25 light switches. And 25 smart bulbs. And 3 smart TVs, and 3 smart thermostats, and 6 cameras, and…
That's why turning them off has to be mandatory if the ISP can't mitigate
the traffic in real time.
Sorry, but something in your house is attacking strangers. Once you
figure out what it is, here's a handy list of links to the ongoing class
action suits against the manufacturers.
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