Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey
bruns at 2mbit.com
Tue Sep 27 15:46:39 UTC 2016
On 9/27/16 9:35 AM, Roland Dobbins 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.
I don't see how this is a problem exactly? If people want to buy
devices that connect to their home network, they need to be aware of
what these devices can do, and it is their responsibility.
Better to teach them _now_ rather then later.
If Timmy Numbnuts doesn't understand that plugging in a random device he
found at Goodwill to his network could potentially carry liabilities,
then he will keep doing it.
I point to the current trend of parents watching and smiling, doing
nothing as their kids destroy people's stores and restaurants. ISPs are
literally doing the exact same thing when it comes to coddling their
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