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IIoT harbinger of doom

interesting Friday reading.

A hypothetical look at the year 2025 and how infosec (or lack there of) could cause some major disruptions in a few years.

We’ve already seen IoT devices used in DDoS attacks. What happens when someone hacks the elevators or cars…

https://www.csis.org/analysis/iot-automation-autonomy-and-megacities-2025

endofdays

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Ransomeware – Popcorn Time

New ransomeware that lets people unlock their pcs by​ infecting other people.

​Since computer security is getting better the hackers need to be a bit more clever with how they spread their malware.

This is kind of interesting idea. if someone is embarrased that they got infected they might try to spread it to other people to get themselves unlocked before netops finds out.

I could see this spreading through a company with bad policies in place and poorly educated users.

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/popcorn-time-ransomware/

Thanks Tony for passing along the story.

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Automated Network Security

IBM’s Watson is now being employed by 40 test companies to monitor/handle network security.

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/ibm-watson-for-cybersecurity-beta/

This is going to be an awesome tool once it’s done.

I could see it changing the roles of network security professionals around the world.

you could also look at this as an example of smarter computers replacing humans. Nobody’s job is safe from automation.

Keep learning. Keep growing.