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5 Security Things to Know for the Week of Oct. 10

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1) The record-breaking DDoS attack recently launched against a popular security blogger's website was powered by a botnet made up of weakly credentialed IoT devices.

2) Google delivered security fixes for its Android OS.

3) FastPOS point-of-sale malware is gearing up for the holiday season with a fresh upgrade.

4) Are security awareness efforts falling on deaf and "fatigued" ears? Yes, says a new study.

5) Nonprofit MITRE is giving away $50,000 if you can come up with a novel way to detect rogue IoT devices.