Spitballing IoT Security

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Fri Oct 28 13:58:36 UTC 2016


On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 05:13:31PM -0400, Jon Lewis wrote:
> This is one of my bigger concerns every time I buy something that's "cloud
> controlled".  Not so much that the manufacturer will force it's retirement,
> but "what happens if they go belly up, or just kill the division that
> supports my device?"  A cloud controlled networked device, with no cloud, is
> not terribly useful.

1. This has happened already, e.g., Nest.  It will happen again.  Many times.

2. Such a device may not be terribly useful *to you*, but in its
neglected, unremarked, unmaintained state it may become very useful
to attackers.

---rsk


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