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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, bmanning@vacation.karoshi.com
> <bmanning@vacation.karoshi.com> 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...


> 
> --srs
> -- 
> Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists@gmail.com)




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