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IoT Device Security

Marai was just the beginning of the large scale attacks on IoT devices.  Has anyone heard the news about "Reaper" or know the differences and similarities between the two attack vectors used?

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Viewer II

Re: IoT Device Security

Simply put, Marai attacked IoT devices by using default passwords. Reaper does not look at that, but instead is using 9 different vulnerabilities to gain access. Interesting thing about reaper is its size, last I heard it waa aomething like 20x the size of Marai. Thus far, I have not heard of any recorded attacks from reaper.
Newcomer II

Re: IoT Device Security

Both are ways to attack IoT devices and to create botnets. It seems more and more IoT botnets are to be created, as IoT seem to be the "weakest link" in security nowadays.

Viewer II

Re: IoT Device Security

The 'S' in IoT stands for Security.