The post-it notes that go up on the walls of people’s homes in America can be used to build botnets, researchers said Wednesday.
The paper-like notes, which can be made from a variety of materials, can be found in homes and offices, office supplies and even in the back of the kitchen.
The researchers say they have developed a way to build the devices using the post-its.
They have built a bot, known as the “Duckbot,” that they say can easily capture information from hundreds of devices that sit at the same time.
In a press release, the researchers said that the Duckbot can capture photos and videos, upload them to a cloud service and use the images to build up a “DUCKBOT” botnet that can then take advantage of the stolen data.
The Duckbot, which is about the size of a postage stamp, has a built-in camera that can capture a photo, upload it to the cloud, and then use that image to create a bot.
The team says that the botnet can take advantage a number of exploits in the wild.
In particular, the Duckbots can also use the stolen information to create malware, like botnets that can run in an unsecured, unencrypted environment.
In the press release the researchers state that they have tested the bot, which they say is vulnerable to a number, but not all, of the exploits the bot could use.
They say they hope to see more vulnerabilities in the bot as it matures.