IoT and Security

I had the privilege to see Dr. Vinton Cerf speak last year. If you don’t know who that is, go read up here.

Anyway, when an audience member asked Dr. Cerf what his biggest fear vis-a-vis internet-releated aspects was, he said high up on his list was the insecurity of IoT devices. What’s IoT, you may ask? Internet of Things – and it’s the defacto descriptor used for anything that has an internet connection.  Your smart light bulbs, digital assistant, sprinkler systems, and even thermostats.

Which brings me to this little gem:  “Hackers stole a casino’s high-roller database through a thermometer in the lobby fish tank.”

The internet is still the Wild Wild West…

Austin Home Update!

The rep for our builder sent an update email today. The rough-in for the HVAC is going in, and the external sheathing has completed. Also, they said right now it’s looking like a 9/12 closing (but of course that will probably change). Exciting!

I’ve added the photos to the Austin Home album.