Use the client mode

Date: 2016-10-24 05:48 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
One simple thing that will change this in a big way, is to always have IoT devices act a a client instead of a server when being accessed remotely. They talk to a broker/server and then that server manages access control. Most of the latest IoT devices that I have seen adhere to this architectural model. Yes, things become a bit difficult for devices with multimedia, but that should also be possible to accomplish.
No mucking around, opening ports on your gateway/firewall.

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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Google. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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