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Nokia, Trend Micro show IoT security still trash

Two reports have arrived that show how far the IoT still has to go in terms of security. Nokia has found that CSPs are failing to control the number of infected devices on their customer networks, and Trend Micro managed to intercept millions of messages sent using two backbone IIoT protocols – MQTT and CoAP. It’s a painfully all too familiar story, unfortunately, and one that still shows no real sign of changing. Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Report, the 2019 edition, found that IoT botnet activity accounted for 78% of malware detections in CSP networks, in the past year. That’s more than twice what it was in 2016 (33%), when these botnets first reared their heads. The IoT botnets now account…

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