Spitballing IoT Security
emille at abccommunications.com
Thu Oct 27 21:39:15 UTC 2016
>On Thu, 27 Oct 2016, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>> My iPhone 3GS still works just fine,
>I still have a "functional" iPhone 3G (no S). I don't think AT&T will
>activate service on it at this point, and it's been relegated to iPod
>service when I do yard work.
>> You can't *force* people to throw away or trade-in their old tech products,
>> especially when, from the user's point of view, there doesn't -seem- to be
>> anything wrong with them... like all of those pre- Sept. 2015 Internet video
>Sure you can. Just make the tech dependent on "the cloud" and when the
>device is too old, force retirement by no longer supporting it. That
>doesn't force it off the network (unless the final command from the cloud
>is "shut off [your network interface]?"), but it makes the user much more
>likely to toss it and replace it with something newer if they still want
>such a device.
Or shut down the network that the phone(s) support. Anyone remember the analogue cell network shutdown? Or am I already that old?
Granted there were other problems this presented. Decreased coverage in areas for example is my favourite, as it opened the doors for such revolutionary pay-as-you-go-licensing features for base stations such as range-by-the-kilometre.
But I think with this, I'm contributing to driving this thread off the topic of IoT security, and will now dive back into staring at some netflow data.
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