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Re: routing around the Katrina Network Damage Report
- From: bmanning
- Date: Sun Sep 11 21:56:56 2005
On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 07:15:59AM +0530, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
> On 12/09/05, email@example.com
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Security is something that really must be taken into account now,
> > > before it starts to become a problem
> > er,, not to be a naif, but what do you mean by "security"
> > in this context?
> Well, something like coding the firmware for whatever apps get
> networked so that there is at least some amount of defense against
> crackers breaking into them? A lot of stuff out there with
> significant computing power concentrates on providing cool new
> features, basically on the assumption that nobody is going to be dumb
> enough to plug the thing into a network.
so, not security per se, more authentication...
> OK so forget toasters - look at stuff like printers, HVAC gear, phones
> etc that are / will soon be networked.
those things are networkable now... as are these:
light switches, door locks, keys, skis, toilets,
stuffed animals, cars, elevators, bras, eye glasses,
and some currency.
... the list goes on and on...
> Suresh Ramasubramanian (email@example.com)