Many of you may have read about, or even experienced firsthand, the recent DDoS attacks, especially if you have used popular sites such as Amazon, Pinterest, Tumblr, Netflix, Twitter, Reddit, and PayPal. From users’ perspective, it may have looked like these sites were down. Some of you might even have participated in the attack; or some would have you believe. So you might be wondering: Just how responsible are you for this massive attack?
Let’s begin with what a DDoS attack is. Here’s a quick analogy I wrote on the topic back in 2014: Continue reading How Responsible Are Consumers for the Insecurity of IoT?