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Re: FYI - IoT investment

From: Tim Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 13:23:21 +1000
Cc: Yunus Durmuş <yunus@yanis.co>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
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To: Adeel Ahmad <aahmad1811@gmail.com>
Did they take Evrythng?

:p lol...

On 26 May 2014, at 2:18 am, Adeel Ahmad <aahmad1811@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
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> Evrythng were recently robbed so I am not so sure how secure their Internet of Things model is after that.
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> Thanks,
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> Adeel
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> On 25 May 2014 17:08, Yunus Durmuş <yunus@yanis.co> wrote:
> The company Evrythng was founded by the inventor of Web of things term form ETH-Zurich. Therefore, we can say that they are one of the leading startups.
> However, their approach, which you cannot understand from their website, is probably centralized. Long time ago, I read their initial paper on access control of things. It was titled as Social Access Controller. There is a server which knows/controls everything. Not peer-2-peer. There are other similar proposals from academia Social Internet of Things, things that tweet etc. 
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> However, all of them uses a centralized server. And I'm afraid, possibly they  embed passwords into these 'things' for secure access. Recently, I have encountered http://thethingsystem.com/, they use one time passwords which depends on hashing of the previous passwords. It is more promising than embedded passwords.
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> On the other hand, WebID as you all know, can be peer-2-peer. Thus, a connection between your sensor and your smartphone is not trapped by an internet giant. Google bought https://nest.com/ just for this reason.  However, until now I have not seen any implementation of WebID on microcontrollers which are the core of IoT. I know that DTLS, asymmetric  key encryption and XML parsing  are doable. But webid needs all at once. Therefore, I plan to put some effort and see its feasibility on a MSP430X with Contiki operating system.
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> best
> yunus
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> On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM, Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com> wrote:
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> One of many I will assume. VC's starting to circle the general tech. area, and the founders of this start-up are much older than the ones in the traditional silicon-valley cycle...
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> http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/30/iot-startup-evrythng-secures-7m-series-a-from-atomico-bhlp-cisco-and-dawn/
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> https://www.evrythng.com/technology/
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> An interesting web2 style implementation?  Appears their building middleware / apps...?
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> Timh
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> Sent from my iPad
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> Thanks,
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> Adeel Ahmad
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