Some of you may have heard about the DDoS attack on Brian Krebs' site, which hits a new record.
It turns out that the massive attack, generating approximately 665 Gigabits of traffic per second, may have been, in part, supported by zombie bots on unmanaged DNS servers and the proliferation of Internet of Things with weak security.
More "Things" become connected every day, and surely, the makers have to rethink the security aspect.
We had to get a new washing machine not long ago. I noticed that at least one of the models of machine has Net control via the home WiFi. Two thoughts on this came to mind straight away; why do I need that capability, and, secondly, surely that's just opening up my home network to becoming a zombie, or, worse, getting hacked. In any case, it didn't take me long to decide that I didn't need to control my washing machine remotely, and I don't feel worse off for it.