Killer toys: the day ‘gadgets’ attacked the internet
Killer Toys: The largest attack in Internet history, which took place on Friday, exposed the network’s weakness in front of millions of devices connected to it. For a few hours Friday morning, intermittently throughout the day, the internet will be disrupted in most of the east coast of the United States and parts of the west coast.
Issues have also been reported in Europe, Australia, India, and South America. The event didn’t get little coverage in Brazil, but its impact is broad and troubling, boosting “digital security” as one of the biggest risks facing people, businesses, and governments in the years to come.
In addition to its unprecedented scope, the Internet’s “Black Friday” had an element worthy of the movie: pirates hacked home assets like security cameras, routers, and child monitors and let them arrive simultaneously – a very small number of email addresses.
In the middle of the middle, tools for the Virtual Server Attack Army – “robots” – were converted into recruits. The huge traffic uptake has exposed excessive and banned servers, fully or partially, on Amazon, Netflix, CNN, PayPal, Twitter, New York Times, Reddit, and Spotify, among others.
This type of attack is known as DDOS – an abbreviation of the phrase “deprivation distributed for service” or “denial for service distributed” in loose translation. The infiltrators started the attack by directing “tools” to increase the download of Dyn.
The company provides an essential service for the operation of the Internet: if you type www.braziljournal.com in your browser, it is a Dyn company that discovers the IP address of the website (in this case 22.214.171.124), a method to use computers can communicate. According to the Associated Press, the attack on Friday dropped 1.2 TB from Dyn’s servers. (It seems like 240,000 people watch Netflix from the same computer and watch a high-definition movie.)
“It’s amazing that a full production line is turned into almost a company in ‘botnet’ a ‘botnet’ network attacking the US.
The fragility demonstrated by the attack is a blow to many Silicon Valley companies that plan to connect all home appliances to the Internet, a new entrepreneurial branch known as the “Internet of Things.” For example, if the Internet of Things becomes commonplace, the fridge will notify you that you need to buy milk or that your egg is about to expire.
The attack shows a certain negligence in the security to reach these devices. China’s Xiongmai Technologies is alone a supplier of components for many electronics brands that have used their products in the attack and are responsible for more than 500,000 cans that can be hijacked.
The question is whether the “easy hijacking” of the devices is there due to inefficiency or is it associated with low manufacturing costs. Worse, given the way it was created, these tools cannot be updated: they are canceled or replaced with more powerful models.
With the Internet of Things growing in size from the virtual army on the one hand, it is surprising how easily the Internet collapses with this attack. The “Legend of Creation” on the internet states that it was made by DARPA (Advanced Defense Research Projects Agency), an agency affiliated with the US Department of Defense. The agency was founded in response to Sputnik 1, the first satellite in history, launched by the Soviets in 1957.
The agency’s mission was to ensure that US military technology was always more complicated than that of potential enemies. While looking for ways to ensure the transfer of military orders in the event of a new global war, the agency came up with the idea of using computers to exchange “packets” in a way to erase a city from the map A nuclear bomb, the message will continue to reach its recipients through other lines of communication.
This report on the creation of the Internet gives us the idea of a distributed, strong and secure system for the transmission of information. With multiple levels of repetition and the endless number of potential communications from point to network, the impression is that post-nuclear war cockroaches can inherit the planet but still be able to access the internet.
As will become clear from Friday’s event, nothing can be further from reality. The internet, the army, was never meant to work in a multipurpose way our web works – audio and video broadcasting services, for example. In order for this to be possible, some structural shortcuts must be built, threatening their safety and reliability.
For example, Netflix (37%) and YouTube (18%) generate more than half of web traffic in North America. In order not to cause these traffic jams, a large part of the content sent to servers should work around 15% to 30% of the globalism of the movement.
A sufficient attack on Akamai can produce severe effects such as: But perhaps the biggest benefit from Friday’s attack is that the “cloud” for every disease isn’t a drug.
As more and more services like Dropbox, Google Docs, Skype, Outlook.com, and home mediators get reasonable and cheap access to information and productivity tools online meet offline.
The repetition of such attacks is said to lead to the important information operations of the company’s information technology managers at the local level.