By Adario Strange
Winter is here. The Internet of Things (IoT) winter, that is.
All those digital routers, DVRs, “smart” kitchen appliances and IP-enabled cameras you assumed were innocuous as they worked away in the background of your life are rising up like zombies at the behest of the Night’s King of Game of Thrones.
And like the fictional, aforementioned zombie army, it seems there’s little we can do to stop the next big distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, fueled by the malware dubbed Mirai — a word that appropriately means “the future” in Japanese.
But is this latest zombie-flavored hacking attack really “the future” for the Internet of Things?