BOTNETS When the Internet of Things Goes Rogue

Having Internet-connected devices that go unchecked and unprotected provides vulnerabilities that criminal specialists are looking for. No, no one is going to hack into your refrigerator and make it start spitting out food or saying weird things like “are you sure you want to eat that?” and your coffee pot will not take you hostage. When control of those devices are taken over and bound to a larger network, a Botnet is formed. Botnets are primarily used in Denial of Service (DOS) Attacks and you can learn more about this by watching the video below.