Wireless & IoT protocols & their security tradeoffs | EDN


Many products suddenly become hacking targets when their products become smart and connected. This article is about securing them.

The issue is that bad press and major security and privacy issues might slow down the adoption of IoT for improving our lives. Many end users are already skeptical to connect simple devices we rely on in our everyday lives. And security researchers are calling IoT a catastrophe waiting to happen. 

To secure a wireless (or wired) link, it is necessary to distribute a secret key between devices. 

In the race for time-to-market in the Internet of Things (IoT), proper security is inconvenient because it adds development and component cost and design complexity.


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