Insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices are used to carry out Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. A well-known example of such a DDoS attack by an IoT botnet is the attack on Dyn DNS by the Mirai botnet. Dyn DNS operates a DNS infrastructure which was severely impacted during the attack. In an attempt to reduce the risk of insecure IoT devices, SIDN Labs began the SPIN project. In the context of the project, we evaluated the usefulness of the Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD) specification, which is currently under development.
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