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    Default Is your refrigerator really part of a massive spam-sending botnet?

    Security researchers have published a report that Ars is having a tough time swallowing, despite considerable effort chewing—a botnet of more than 100,000 smart TVs, home networking routers, and other Internet-connected consumer devices recently took part in sending 750,000 malicious e-mails over a two-week period.
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – January 16, 2014. Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, has uncovered what may be the first proven Internet of Things (IoT)-based cyberattack involving conventional household "smart" appliances. The global attack campaign involved more than 750,000 malicious email communications coming from more than 100,000 everyday consumer gadgets such as home-networking routers, connected multi-media centers, televisions and at least one refrigerator that had been compromised and used as a platform to launch attacks. As the number of such connected devices is expected to grow to more than four times the number of connected computers in the next few years according to media reports, proof of an IoT-based attack has significant security implications for device owners and Enterprise targets.




    Is your refrigerator really part of a massive spam-sending botnet? | Ars Technica

    Proofpoint Uncovers Internet of Things (IoT) Cyberattack

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    Default Re: Is your refrigerator really part of a massive spam-sending botnet?

    What, now we have the refrigerators as a spammers...

    Always look beyond the limits...

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    Default Re: Is your refrigerator really part of a massive spam-sending botnet?

    That is who the spammer is I am after in the morning..

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    Default Re: Is your refrigerator really part of a massive spam-sending botnet?

    OK, I just disembowelled my fridge and all I found was an old meatloaf with hair on it. It tried to attack me as I tossed it into the garbage disposal and screamed all the way down.
    I'm afraid to try my razor,....................

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