Monthly Archives - September 2016

IoT Data Recording

Nowadays, almost all Internet of Things platforms out there are basically servers to store information from devices. It is quite common to see “IoT platforms” that are relying on the same Web technology used during the last decade, but now to communicate with the IoT devices. In this framework, the small devices just push data to this kind of servers by just doing traditional and inefficient HTTP POST requests. Other minor alternatives rely on using more efficient protocols like CoAP, or MQTT, [...]

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Securing the Internet of Things

Nowadays we are introducing Internet of Things devices in our homes, cars, factories, homebrew equipment, and many other facilities. While some of them are not really critical environments, having unsecure IoT devices surrounding our lives can condition our physical security and privacy. It is easy today to take an Arduino or a similar device, like a cheap ESP8266, connect it to the Internet and start feeding your cat remotely. Just need a quick search to see multiple alternatives: Aside from cool cat feeders, it is possible to [...]

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