Monday

So, What Hobbled The Internet Friday?

You may have been lucky enough to avoid experiencing a hobbled Internet on Friday, but many people caught it right in the chops. A variety of sites (Twitter, Reddit, iHeartRadio, to name a few)  were either intermittently not available at all, or were barley limping along. So what happened? 

The geeky version is that a massive distributed denial of service attack clobbered DynDNS, a major DNS service. However, for the more-or-less English version, you can find it here.

And while we are at it, this incident can be pretty squarely laid on the shoulders of a large number of insecure "Internet of Things" devices....


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