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Researchers expose Mirai vuln that could be used to hack back against botnet

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"If this flaw allows for a more active defence by crashing or otherwise disabling attacking endpoints, it sounds like a reasonable use of force in self-defence."

If I follow the article correctly it's not actually the device itself that's being crashed, just a process that's been placed there by a previous attack. All that's happening is that the device is being returned to its original estate. The only person with a standing to make a complaint is the original attacker - who can't complain without incriminating themselves.

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