IoT security, was Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Sun Oct 9 17:28:40 UTC 2016


On Sun, 09 Oct 2016 14:31:54 -0000, Mel Beckman said:

> I just bought a $20 Lacrosse remote RF temperature sensor hub for home, the
> GW-1000U. It does the usual IoT things: after you plug it in, it gets a DHCP
> address and phones home, then you register it using a smartphone on the same
> LAN, which I'm guessing finds the device via a broadcast and then configures
> the hub with my Lacrosse account info. All communication is thereafter through
> the cloud.

That last sentence is sub-optimal.  And as you note, things go downhill from
there....
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