IoT security, was Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network

Mel Beckman mel at beckman.org
Sun Oct 9 18:05:20 UTC 2016


I don't know why it's "sub optimal" to use the cloud from an isolated network. Can you elaborate?

 -mel beckman

> On Oct 9, 2016, at 10:28 AM, "Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu" <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> 
> 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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