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Internet of Things botnets: You ain’t seen nothing yet



Seriously, this needs shooting in the head now. There's no reason for _anything_ to be using telnet these days, there really isn't.

That said, I actually had quite a bit of fun this weekend turning one of my friends's living room light on and off with my phone - rather to her annoyance - because the amazing wireless IoT lightbulb she'd acquired from somewhere was listening on port 23.

I mean, ok, I was already on her wifi so I didn't have to vault that particular hurdle to get at it, but why the HELL was it accepting anonymous connections at all?

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