How Hackers Hijacked Home Appliances to Crash the Internet

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On Friday a massive cyberattack shut down dozens of major web sites including Twitter, Spotify and SoundCloud.  The Department of Homeland Security is still investigating who may be responsible. Security experts say the attackers used a network of easy-to-hack, internet-connected devices like home security cameras, smart TVs and refrigerators to overwhelm Dyn, one of the biggest internet management companies in the country. Forum discusses the security challenges raised by the ubiquity of smart devices found in our homes and what consumers and companies can do to protect themselves.


Jeremiah Grossman, chief of security strategy, SentinelOne, a computer security service

Alina Selyukh, tech blogger, NPR