Each and every device with an internet connection can be used in attacks
Security cameras, TVs, measuring devices and even water heaters that are connected to the internet can be used in cyberattacks. All cybercriminals need are devices that are connected to the internet. In other words, criminals can use a cybercriminal that might pop up in front of you any time. It knows no bounds. Sometimes there is even no need for an internet connection to contaminate your devices. A simple USB drive or an unsecure connection to another device will suffice.
Devices previously contaminated with viruses or malwares around the world can be awakened by cybercriminals to create fake internet traffic during a cyberattack. This traffic of pre-infected devices then slow down the access to a targeted website and can even paralyze it, during a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack.
How to take precautions
It is necessary to develop different precautions against cyberattacks. Taking personal precautions are also crucial. It is a must to inform and educate the public about such attacks and misuse of personal data. Corporate precautions such as backups for attacked servers must also be taken.
On a personal level, in order to prevent any contamination, effective internet security software must be used, with regular updates. To fend off DDOS attacks or any other cybercrimes, private companies and state institutions should come up with security strategies and form crisis management cells.
Portable music player
South Korean brand Astell&Kern has brought to the market a matchless medicine for portable music. The AK380 Audiophile, the latest device by Astell&Kern, is by far the brand's most appealing model.
The design appeals to the eye with its asymmetric design resembling a piece of rock. It was designed for people who do not want to deprive themselves of good quality music while traveling.
The AK380, which we had the chance to test for 10 days, offers a pure copper model for collectors. This device is left to change color after oxidizing and resembles a precious stone. It also allows its users to access online music services such as Tidal via Wi-Fi. You can adjust the volume using the touchscreen or the dial on the right side. Moreover, you can boost the volume by connecting the device to an amp via Bluetooth.