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IoT's dark side: Hundreds of unsecured devices open to attack

Sharon Machlis | March 9, 2015
Journalist details the discovery of hundreds of Internet-connected devices that lacked basic password protection

Sandli said it is his understanding that government security agencies in the U.S. have their own means of searching for unsecured critical infrastructure devices on the Internet and informing their owners of the need to beef up protection. The Norwegian national security agency did not. But after NullCtrl, Dagbladet said, the agency made their own Shodan and started conducting proactive searches too.

The NullCtrl project is online at Dagbladet's Norwegian website.


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