The massive DDOS attack that happened last week on the DYN DNS provider was known to have used a large number of webcams, that had vulnerabilities allowing them to be controlled remotely. It is comforting to see that the manufacturer of the webcams is withdrawing them from sale, however perhaps what is needed is more control over how the embedded software is created and tested for security vulnerabilities. As with domestic appliances, should there some form of compliance checks for internet devices that are installed in homes?