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faryl
faryl
12/29/2016 11:06:58 PM
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Re: Autobots
That's a smart idea. I think I may have to implement that here this week!

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faryl
faryl
12/29/2016 11:05:20 PM
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Re: put an end to default usernames and passwords?
Especially since consumers seem so largely unaware they exist. Cox doesn't even provide instructions on how to change your wifi password, much less let customers know their router is configured with a password too. It seems almost irresponsible to install routers with default passcodes like that.

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Michelle G
Michelle G
12/27/2016 10:27:35 AM
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Re: Autobots
@dcawrey I read that home users should absolutely assign a separate guest network to IoT devices to keep them from accessing other devices on the network. I assume this is a good strategy for larger applications as well. Keeping IoT separate from other networked machines is probably a good start.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
12/26/2016 11:23:07 PM
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Re: Autobots
@Michelle G There has to be solutions out there. One thing I was thinking of the other day: What if there were containerized IoT devices? Would that be possible? I think that might be able to help IoT deployments go faster and provisioning more efficient. 

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Michelle G
Michelle G
12/21/2016 2:58:30 PM
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Re: Autobots
@dcowrey That could be an option. I hope a viable solution is found ------ and soon. We're seeing early stage attacks that will only get worse (and more sophisticated). 

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Michelle G
Michelle G
12/21/2016 2:56:29 PM
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Re: Autobots
@mhhf1ve You're right about liability -- that would never work. Security first should have been part of the development model for infected devices. The sad truth is that security is often left to the very end or skipped all together. 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
12/20/2016 7:07:43 PM
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Re: Autobots
This is some scary stuff. I think one of the things IoT device makers need to focus on is making sure there are proper provisioning systems in place to make sure things like configurations and password can be easily changed at a large scale. That should at least help this problem. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
12/19/2016 6:59:28 PM
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put an end to default usernames and passwords?
Seriously, isn't it time to put an end to default passwords? There must be some way to make sure that devices can be reset easily (a hardware dongle, perhaps?) without resorting to a default password....

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
12/19/2016 6:57:20 PM
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Re: Autobots
Perhaps if there was some liability for manufacturers if their devices are easily infected with malware...? Nah, that would never happen because almost any device could be infected, and the liability scare would shut down almost every new product.

Is there any way to stop IoT devices from being infected from malware?

Save us, blockchain of things, you're our only hope.... 

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Michelle G
Michelle G
12/18/2016 6:43:19 PM
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Autobots
I didn't realize Mirai scanned so frequently to find vulnerable devices. I can see how protecting IoT devices becomes more difficult. Maybe we'll get really lucky and an Autobot (or a Terminator) will save us from our infected devices.

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