Security by Obscurity No Longer

WikiLeaks and the Future of IoT Security

by Amelia Dalton

You will not see it coming. When your back is turned, it will rise up behind you. When it hits, without question, it's taking you down with it. In nature, it's called a sneaker wave. In the world of EE, it's called a security attack. In this week’s Fish Fry, we take a closer look at the ramifications of the recent WikiLeaks IoT security breach documents with Icon Labs CEO Alan Grau. Alan and I investigate the issues surrounding security in legacy IoT devices, and the hardware and software solutions we should explore as engineers in our IoT designs. Keeping with our IoT theme, we also check out a hilarious announcement from ByteSnap Designs and a new wearable development from ON Semiconductor.  Read More


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Editors' Blog

Safety and Security Conference

posted by Dick Selwood

With the growth of the IoT there is increased interest in the overlapping areas of safety and security. There is already a lot of knowledge on these issues and this has been shared by the IET's International System Safety and Cyber Security Conference. The eleventh version of this conference is running from 11—13 October 2016 in London. (14-Sep)

ARM: We're Turning Japanese

posted by Jim Turley

ARM is getting acquired by Japan's SoftBank for $32 billion in cash. What will happen to the world's most popular CPU architecture -- or the engineers who use it? (18-Jul)

An Interesting – And Challenging – Take on Tech

posted by Bryon Moyer

I ran across a series that deals with some of the less-touted possible outcomes of the technology work we do. It’s actually a few years old, but, while edgy and possibly challenging for some to watch, I also found it thought-provoking. (1-Feb)

Fancy walking around with urine in your socks?

posted by Dick Selwood

A team at the University of the West of England has used urine driven microbial fuel cells in socks to generate enough current to send wireless signals. (11-Dec)

Redpine Gives Makers a “Future-Proof” IoT Platform

posted by Bryon Moyer

Redpine has integrated a large number of communication options – including three wireless standards – in their new WyzBee platform. (29-Sep)

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Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/25/17 at 3:54 AM by leftygoldblatt

leftygoldblatt
It's difficult to really identify where the customer pull for this technology comes from?

I will not want a self driving car until every employee at google/whoever is sending their children to school across town every morning in them.
At least when t…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:06 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
I would like to propose that any executive team that wants to ship/sell/use self driving cars on public roads, should be willing to submit to a self driving darwin test, where a public sourced gauntlet of worst case tests are constructed for that specific…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 6:22 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
Like most really bad public policy failures, this topic will certainly come down to "follow the money". Most of the strong advocates, also have annual pay checks plus stock/performance incentives highly dependent on approval that are near, or more than, a…

Self-Driving Cars: Unofficial Views

Posted on 04/24/17 at 11:24 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What are your views on these and other possible concerns about self-driving cars?

Magnitudes of Mystery

Posted on 04/18/17 at 10:31 PM by kevin

kevin
@dmlee: I'm gonna argue that increasing by zero X works mathematically. If capacity was represented by C, then increasing by zero X would be C+0*C=C

Actually, I claim "10 times smaller" works too, it just doesn't mean what most people who use it intend…

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