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Botnets of things

Botnets of things, or internet of things botnets, are groups of hacked computers, smart appliances and internet-connected devices that have been co-opted for illicit purposes. They are a dangerous side-effect of the relentless push to add connectivity to home gadgets.

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A man stands in front of a picture displaying activities of a so-called "botnet" during a workshop on computer and cyber crimes hosted by the Hessian ministry of justice in Frankfurt am Main, Central Germany,July 31, 2015.[Photo/VCG]

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