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Mastering Internet of Things

By : Peter Waher
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Mastering Internet of Things

By: Peter Waher

Overview of this book

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the fastest growing technology market. Industries are embracing IoT technologies to improve operational expenses, product life, and people's well-being. Mastering Internet of Things starts by presenting IoT fundamentals and the smart city. You will learn the important technologies and protocols that are used for the Internet of Things, their features, corresponding security implications, and practical examples on how to use them. This book focuses on creating applications and services for the Internet of Things. Further, you will learn to create applications and services for the Internet of Things. You will be discover various interesting projects and understand how to publish sensor data, control devices, and react to asynchronous events using the XMPP protocol. The book also introduces chat, to interact with your devices. You will learn how to automate your tasks by using Internet of Things Service Platforms as the base for an application. You will understand the subject of privacy, requirements they should be familiar with, and how to avoid violating any of the important new regulations being introduced. At the end of the book, you will have mastered creating open, interoperable and secure networks of things, protecting the privacy and integrity of your users and their information.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Understanding the root causes

So, how do we avoid repeating the same mistakes? Are these vulnerabilities and security threats an intrinsic part of the internet that we cannot counteract, and therefore we do not even try? Or are there methods that can be used to significantly improve the security in communication?

The major problem was that solutions were devised before the whole problem was understood. They wanted to find a method to transmit messages between computers in interconnected networks. They managed to do that exceedingly well. They did not consider, however, how to avoid the injection of fraudulent messages, or eavesdropping on transmitted messages. So, these were left out in the underlying protocols. As it became evident that these problems existed and posed a threat, solutions were added to solve them. But as these were aggregates, they became optional additions. They were never integrated into existing technology and made mandatory, since that would break compatibility. And...