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Plans to develop secure connections with new Crypto launchpad

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Ok, so what is the point of using SSL on an Embedded device such as this ?

 

So this is an honest question, not meant to be argumentative or anything like that. I mean, I know what SSL *is*( roughly ), I have one of these boards, and can not think of  clear reason - Why. The reason why I bough this board was to use as a CANBUS to Ethernet bridge of sorts.

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It's pretty much the bare minimum level of security required for the IoT thing to take off (which only precedes many other considerations!).  Now that you have a dedicated crypto engine, there is no [ostensible] extra load on the MCU for encryption, and in turn no reason not to use it for communicating over the net.

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It's pretty much the bare minimum level of security required for the IoT thing to take off (which only precedes many other considerations!).  Now that you have a dedicated crypto engine, there is no [ostensible] extra load on the MCU for encryption, and in turn no reason not to use it for communicating over the net.

@@spirilis too

 

SO the way I always imagined IoT. You have a system, be it bare metal, or with an OS that communicates with a dedicated "local" system. Which in turn aggregates that data to the web. In the case of using an OS( non RTOS ), the system could probably also use proxies, or some sort of built in distro package for SSL.

 

Anyway, that's how I've always viewed the situation, which does not mean it has to be the end-all, be-all - view..

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Even local systems can be exposed to attacks. Think garage door opener, burglar alarm, electronic door lock, ... (unless you plan to wire everything)

Except, I would assume wired is used, since the board has ethernet. With that said . . .

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EDIT:

Anyway, it is not my goal to sound like a conspiracy theorist. But I've read material in the past where "painting" devices with RF can *sometimes* allow one to eavesdrop. Ethernet . . . I'm not sure about. Wifi seems very doable, and bluetooth *is* possible. No need for a "bug".  Which is a bit different, and difficult than eavesdropping over the internet - I admit.

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