1. Nguyen1's Avatar
    Most of you guys probably know about the hack last week on so many devices. It appears the IoT is quite vulnerable to attack, being so insecure. I am wondering if BlackBerry, shifting into the software industry and already making its mark in the IoT via the trucking industry, can possibly find a way to leverage this situation into a way to increase market awareness for its security solution offerings.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Passport SE
    10-24-16 02:36 PM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    According to Dyn themselves a large proportion of the botnet which conducted the attack was hijacked by Mirai: https://www.flashpoint-intel.com/mir...-ddos-attacks/

    The problem is, Mirai relies on factory default passwords which no one ever changes; common sense can't be packaged and sold.
    10-24-16 02:45 PM
  3. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Most of you guys probably know about the hack last week on so many devices. It appears the IoT is quite vulnerable to attack, being so insecure. I am wondering if BlackBerry, shifting into the software industry and already making its mark in the IoT via the trucking industry, can possibly find a way to leverage this situation into a way to increase market awareness for its security solution offerings.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Passport SE
    It sounds like a solution they could provided.....

    But then I imagine the cost of switching to a QNX based solution would not be viable for most of these device OEMs.
    10-24-16 02:57 PM
  4. DaDaDogg's Avatar
    The problem is, Mirai relies on factory default passwords which no one ever changes; common sense can't be packaged and sold.
    From what I've heard, it wasn't possible to change the Default password, though most still don't.

    Posted via CB10
    10-24-16 04:05 PM
  5. thurask's Avatar
    From what I've heard, it wasn't possible to change the Default password, though most still don't.

    Posted via CB10
    Manufacturer stupidity/laziness can't be solved that easily either.
    10-24-16 04:39 PM
  6. GendelPrime's Avatar
    Anything that can access the internet needs to regulated to provide basic security. This should be a goldmine for BlackBerry

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    10-24-16 04:41 PM
  7. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    What... you don't think six digits is secure enough? Who is going to guess 1 2 3 4 5 6?
    10-24-16 04:46 PM
  8. thurask's Avatar
    What... you don't think six digits is secure enough? Who is going to guess 1 2 3 4 5 6?
    It's been done...

    "password" too.
    Dunt Dunt Dunt likes this.
    10-24-16 04:48 PM

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