Re: [HOME_NETWORK_TF] Security concerns around Home Networking APIs

Hi Guisseppe,

Another class of security concern could be access by unauthorised users  
(via their personal devices). For example, a family may wish to prevent  
any website that the children view on their PCs or phones from being able  
to query and/or control other devices on the home network (such as the  
lounge TV) unless explicitly authorised to do so.

The pairing code mechanism you suggest is one possible way of achieving  



On Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:06:34 +0100, Giuseppe Pascale <>  

> Hi all,
> we have discussed in several places (workshop, this mailing list, etc)  
> how important it is to address privacy and security concerns around   
> Home Networking Technologies.
> In order to trigger some discussion, I started a new document about  
> Security.
> The idea behind this document is to collect all reasonable concerns and  
> a list of possible solutions.
> I don't think is in the scope for this TF to decide on one solution, but  
> I think would be valuable if this group could come up with an analysis  
> and a list of suggestion for a WG to work on.
> The document is as usual available on the wiki
> I'm sure there are more things that can be written, so feel free to  
> comment on it and propose extensions or corrections to it.
> /g

| Matt Hammond
| Research Engineer, BBC R&D, Centre House, London

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