Today’s hackers are attacking a lot more than just computers. They’re going after the “Internet of Things” or IoT products – such as internet-connected cameras and refrigerators and using them to create havoc on the Internet.
In October, hackers used the “Mirai” malware to attack unsecured IoT devices, turning them into zombie computers to overwhelm and shut down huge websites including Netflix, Paypal, and Twitter, said Ari Lazarus, Consumer Education Specialist for the Federal Trade Commission.
Attacks like that can put your information at risk. So what can you do to reduce the risk of compromise to your home network and smart products?