Fridge mounts Cyberattack!

The idea of breaking the Internet using your fridge sounds like a rejected script from the IT Crowd. And yet it has already happened! It is called a Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS). The idea is to simply clog up a service by making lots of requests to the your server that it is so busy rejecting those requests it can no longer do the work you intended it to do.

DDOS turns the argument about protecting your system on its head; using huge numbers of remote devices with weak security to mount an attack on other systems. Its distributed nature makes it that much harder to combat even after the attack has begun.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/internet-of-things-corporate-cyberattacks-2016-10

Mobius has been arguing that the need for security in Internet of Things (IoT) is as great as it was with Machine to Machine (M2M) before it, if not greater. The idea that any device could sit on internet unprotected and it would be safe because it was mobile always seemed very odd to us.

http://www.mobiusnetworks.co.uk/blog/blog/how-secure-is-mobile

Mobius are the only company that can run an entire end to end connection entirely off internet so this kind of attack couldn’t happen.

But there are other ways to protect your system that still means you have all the advantages of using Mobile and using the Internet but are still safe – from external attacks, from peer to peer attacks and even from SIM level Denial of Service (DofS) attacks.

Building such a system can be tailored to your requirements and might cost less than you think. A private network also boosts reliability and improves real time diagnostics. It makes the system better and safer. Why us? Mobius has got more experience of building these private mobile networks than the rest of the IoT MVNOs put together.

Contact us to find out how we can help. juliem@mobiusnetworks.co.uk

Written by Douglas Gilmour

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