|A recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack has been attributed to the Mirai botnet which harnesses Internet of Things (IoT) devices and other network devices to send massive amounts of data to targeted sites for purposes of forcing them offline.
|What You Need To Know?
|A report on the attack by Brian Krebs lists a number of different IoT devices and their default administrative passwords that are thought to have been involved in the attack. Xerox is mentioned in the list.
|What is Xerox Doing About This?
|Xerox has studied the botnet source code and determined that it cannot successfully attack any Xerox device. The two services the botnet uses, telnet and SSH, to open a command line are not supported.
|Xerox devices may be targeted but cannot be successfully attacked. See below for recommendations on what you can do to prevent your Xerox device from being controlled by unauthorized individuals.