As bots are buying all the Raspberry Pi systems available in the market, Adafruit, an online retailer of Raspberry Pi single-board computers, has implemented a 2-factor authentication for all the purchases made for the new hardware from this Monday.
Sources from Adafruit have stated that they have witnessed an unusual pattern of buying of machines, suspected to have been made by computers as they 1GB,2GB,4GB, and 8GB Raspberry’s are already sold out suspiciously.
Therefore, the company has offered dedicated customer care to investigate the online purchases of the computing devices made over the past 2 months.
And will now on implement a verified account purchase against orders made for high demand Raspberry Pi Units.
Meanwhile, a report released by security experts from Cybersecurity firm Bulletproof states that all Raspberry Pi users using Linux operating system should change their default passwords as there is a possibility that they can be hijacked through bots.
Over 200,000 machines running on Linux and Raspberry Pi OS were operating with default credentials. And if the users do not change such credentials, then they can be hacked at any moment.
NOTE- Founded in April 2012 by Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi is being used in applications such as weather monitoring, retro gaming, media usage, print servers, time-lapse cameras, FM Radio stations, robot controlling machines, drone control systems, AI-driven cameras and almost all smart-home devices of today’s generation.