Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey

John R. Levine johnl at
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.

John Levine, johnl at, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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