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5 Things Solution Providers Need To Know About Brickerbot, The Newest IoT Malware

Security firm Radware discovers new malware infecting IoT devices. Here's everything solution providers need to know.

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Prevention

There are an array of methods that solution providers can use to help customers avoid the Brickerbot attack, according to Radware. For instance, customers need to change the device's factory default credentials, said Geenens.

"First and foremost, change the default password, and check that there's no other way to access the device," said Geenens. "I think manufacturers also need to take ownership and responsibility because consumers are used to plugging devices in and not taking the extra measures to secure them. Manufacturers need to make sure they have measures in place to secure the devices."

Solution providers can also help customers disable Telnet access to the devices and perform a network behavioral analysis to detect anomalies in traffic.

 
 
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