New, fast-spreading IoT botnet hybridizes two less-effective strains to achieve quick dominance

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lets put everything on the internet because what could possibly go wrong…


I read the word “hybridizes” and envisioned self-evolving neural networks along the lines of Tierra fighting for dominance, which would be a pretty neat consequence of this whole IoT thing.

But no, it’s just boring old human innovation bumping along, isn’t it.


5.5 million devices connected per day… (According to Gartner, anyway.)

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I assume the worm fixes the vulnerability once it takes over a host? Are there any vaccine worms in the wild that go around fixing the vulnerability and then just sits dormant ?

No current ones that I know of, but…

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yup, the Welchia worm is where I got the idea

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