Teaching Smart Devices to Lie

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about architectures for the Internet of Things. About how those architectures affect the security of our devices, but also how we think about security—and about data—and I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re doing it wrong.

In fact I think the very idea that hardware is just “software wrapped in plastic” has done real harm to the way we have built smart devices.




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Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan

Scientist, Author, Hacker, Maker, and Journalist.

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