Dirk Hohndel

Can’t wait for IoT to take hold. Billions of devices with no update strategy. All tracking me and connected to the internet. What could possibly go wrong.

Daniel Berrange February 20, 2015 07:55

Sadly nothing is likely to change as long as companies shipping devices/software aren’t impacted by any serious legal liability / consequences for their actions.

Eugene Crosser February 20, 2015 08:18

I want my things talk to my servers.

Curtis Olson February 20, 2015 09:51

Every time I see these things I’m reminded of the time I got booted from a job interview because it turns out the correct answer was “all computer security issues will be fixed within 6 months because business just can’t survive otherwise.”  I got the 10 minute version of that lecture and then the interview was over.  This was probably 20 years ago now!

Michael K Johnson February 20, 2015 09:59

+Curtis Olson Sounds like that would have been a surefire winner of a job! ;)

David Megginson February 20, 2015 13:24

I’m happy that the avionics in my plane are still mostly 1970s transistor technology.

Daniel Veillard February 20, 2015 21:58

We, geeks, haven’t provided a framework to solve the update problem. Companies won’t spend the research cost, the usual way of patenting to get cost repaid won’t work, subscriptions will be too expensive, as the solution is expected to be basically free! The solution can come only from the open source community. For large ‘things’ something like a CentOS ARM 32 bits might work. For small ‘things’ I have no idea how to do it …

David Megginson February 21, 2015 08:17

Or alternately, don’t have an Internet of Things. Allow devices to have short-range communication (similar to Bluetooth) with a paired tablet or smartphone, but don’t give them direct net access.

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