Mirai scan tool unleashed

Security researchers have released a Mirai IoT botnet scanning tool.

The utility – aimed at consumers and small businesses – allows users to find out if devices on their network are either infected by or vulnerable to the Mirai malware.

When users click on "Scan My Network Now", the scanner will discover their public IP address. The tool will then check the gateway from outside a user's network to see if there are any remote access ports that are vulnerable to attack by Mirai, as explained in more depth in a blog post here.

The Mirai botnet was infamously used to launch a massive attacks on DNS provider that left many of the web's most popular sites unreachable on 21 October. ®

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