Tag: Security

Local network services for IoT devices

Read Local network services for IoT devices could be a game changer by Johannes Ernst

The next question then becomes: just what local network services? What’s the architecture going to look like so we can grow a big industry ecosystem around it, all without screwing the users? I don’t think anybody has all the answers yet, but this is going in the right direction! I will have some more thoughts in a future post.

Sounds great. Currently, poor security is the bane of IoT devices. I would suggest the industry put all effort into efforts to improved security and privacy features of their products. Security is the number one reason I am reluctant to have internet accessible devices in my home. Does restricting IoT traffic to the local network…

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Convenience is the enemy of security

Replied to Security vs Usability by Nitin Khanna (Nitin Khanna)

99% of security is just keeping your eyes open.

Maybe. Maybe not. I always update macOS, iOS, tvOS, whenever a security update is available, and my three Linux servers on a weekly basis. I have never had an update go wrong. To me (and many security professionals), convenience is the enemy of security. But of course, you know what I do for a living.…

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