Securing the internet of things should become a major priority now that an army of compromised devices - perhaps 1 million strong - has swamped one of the industry's top distributed denial-of-service protection services. A giant botnet made up of hijacked internet-connected things like cameras, lightbulbs, and thermostats has launched the largest DDoS attack ever against a top security blogger, an attack so big Akamai had to cancel his account because defending it ate up too many resources.

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