Smashing Security #111: When rivals hack, and ‘extreme’ baby monitors

Why a business spat resulted in Liberia falling off the internet, how the US Government shutdown is impacting website security, and the perplexing world of extreme IoT devices.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Zoë Rose.

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Did the Mirai botnet knock Liberia offline? Not so much

A story spread like wildfire across the world’s media claiming that the small West African country of Liberia had been blasted off the internet by a massive DDoS attack.

But don’t be too quick to believe everything you read in the papers…

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