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You have to find the flaws before the black hats, who have commercial motivation (people pay to use botnets). Assume smart attackers will close the door behind themselves, so you can't shut down devices that are already hacked.

Also, it's not just someone 'crying illegal'. Your proposal is to destroy goods that people have bought fair and square. Why is that morally better than the botnets you're trying to prevent? The owners of the hardware would probably not think it is.
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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