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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1625 Mirai-Fueled IoT botnet behind DDoS attacks on DNS providers
A botnet of connected things strung together by the Mirai malware is responsible for Friday’s distributed denial-of-service attacks against DNS provider Dyn. The DDoS attacks impacted Internet service on the East Coast of the United States, and were responsible for keeping Dyn and a number of its high-profile customers offline during different times during the day.

Level 3 Communications, a large service provider located in Colorado, said that it was monitoring the attacks and that it believed 10 percent of the IP-enabled cameras, DVRs, home networking gear and other connected devices compromised by Mirai were involved in Friday’s attacks.
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#1629 HackerOne CEO: Every computer system is subject to vulnerabilities
#1628 Mozilla turning TLS 1.3 on by default with Firefox 52
#1627 Serious dirty COW Linux vulnerability under attack
#1626 Adding a phone number to your Google account can make it LESS secure.
#1625 Mirai-Fueled IoT botnet behind DDoS attacks on DNS providers
#1624 Cisco develops system to automatically cut-off pirate video streams
#1623 Russians seek answers to central Moscow GPS anomaly
#1622 Hacked cameras, DVRs powered today’s massive internet outage
#1621 Using Rowhammer bitflips to root Android phones is now a thing
#1620 Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks
#1619 Dyn DDoS part 2: The hackers strike back
#1618 Dyn, a managed DNS service, hit with attack, popular sites see performance issues
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