At Future:NET 2018, Ed Horley got to hear a session on how blockchain technology could impact enterprise networks. Despite hype around financial applications, Ed looks how how blockchain could be used for microtransactions between unknown parties, virtualized network functions, and IoT trust models. Blockchain has many more applications beyond cryptocurrency, and Future:NET 2018 showed the possible network implications.
The Internet of Things is already proliferating a number of connected devices into our lives. But as these devices increasingly become abandoned, they turn into security liabilities. The panel discusses the causes, implications, and solutions for IoT Abandonware.
Dan Goodin at Ars Technica gives an overview of the implications of the recently exposed telnet vulnerability disclosed by WikiLeaks. I’m not surprised the CIA had something like that, however morally dubious I may find it. As an intelligence organization it’s in their interest to have this kind of access. For me, this goes beyond Cisco.
Gestalt News has a fresh batch of mobility news for you. In this iteration:
– Nokia bets big on IoT networking
– Qualcomm releases 802.11ax chipsets
– A look at client-side networking
Plus more great reads from the community!
I’m heartened by Google’s promotion of Project Brillo into the more official but awkwardly named “Android Things”. Lazy naming aside, it should provide a reasonably secure, updatable and transparent network communication fabric for IoT device. The problem still is that it currently only supports platform boards, Intel Edison, NXP Pico, and the Raspberry Pi 3. Still, a player with Google’s clout goes a long way to pushing a standard.