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

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Tue Sep 27 15:37:33 UTC 2016

On Sep 27, 2016, at 11:35 AM, Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at> wrote:
> On 27 Sep 2016, at 21:48, Brielle Bruns wrote:

>> You start cutting off users or putting them into a walled garden until they fix their machines, and they will start caring.
> It's important to keep in mind that in the not-so-distant future, their 'machines' will include every article of clothing they own, every can of soda in their refrigerator, ever major (and many minor) components of their automobiles, every blade in their windowshades, etc.

All the more reason to educate people TODAY on why having vulnerable devices is a Very Bad Idea.

If we try to teach them when a 6-pack of Coke is a DDoS source, we will have lost.


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