A botnet is a network of infected internet-connected devices such as computers, routers, IoT devices, etc that have been compromised and are running one or more bots or instances of malware.

IoT Security & Networks Need Router Manufacturers Commitment

IoT Security Needs Commitment from Router Manufacturer’s to Maintain Device Firmware

One of the largest security gaps in 2018—one that leaves devices open to malware, botnets, and use in DDoS attacks—is the lack of commitment from router and gateway manufacturers. But what is the incentive for OEMs to build the infrastructure and systems to maintain and update device firmware even after just a few years?