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IoT hacks on Kerlink gateways

Using Linux for LoRa/LoRaWAN gateways is a very silly move by designers of our IoT systems. If they cannot get the start correct they are doomed in this modern age. DUMP LINUX ASAP for gateways. Hackers use tools like this to find the targets. FTP sends information in the clear plus most users leave default user names & passwords. SHODAN looking for Kerlink boxes with Linux target

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IoT hacks on LoRaWAN

Knowing who is a target is good place to start hacking LoRaWAN systems. SHODAN looking for LoRaWAN targets.

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IoT hacks on Arduino

Knowing who is a target is good place to start hacking Arduino systems. SHODAN looking for LoRaWAN targets.

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Security with 508a from MICROCHIP running on a D21

Happy Autumn Equinox 2017 in Northern Hemisphere

Today we tested the 508a from MICROCHIP for cryptographic functionality in hardware. The results show a high-quality True Random Number Generator (TRNG) used in cryptography.

Forres 508a cryptographic tests pass.

The Microchip ATECC508A integrates ECDH (Elliptic Curve Diffie Hellman) security protocol an ultra-secure method to provide key agreement for encryption/decryption, along with ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) sign-verify authentication for the Internet of Things (IoT) market including home automation, industrial networking, accessory and consumable authentication, medical, mobile and more.

CryptoAuthLib is a software support library for the ATSHA204A, ATECC108A and ATECC508A CryptoAuthentication devices written in C. It is a portable, extensible, powerful, and easy-to-use library for working with the ATSHA and ATECC family devices. Example code and application notes for various use cases demonstrate how to use CryptoAuthLib to develop powerful crypto-authentication applications. X.509 Certificate Support - Has an API for storing, retrieving, and manipulating X.509 certificates. CryptoAuthentication ATECC108A/508A Development Library

The ACES package is a suite of software tools to configure and demonstrate the CryptoAuthentication Family of devices using various evaluation kits. Atmel Crypto Evaluation Studio (ACES)

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Switched On Scotland dumps poor security protocol LoRaWAN

We have decided that the security systems built for LoRaWAN are not fit for purpose. As such we will not push or design systems with it. The LoRa modems however are perfect for our requirements. Switched On Scotlands designs will work with TRUSTED secure IC's. For public key cryptographic functions, we will use the 508a from MICROCHIP. Here we can offer public key cryptography in hardware with a tamper-resistant design. We will no longer use the AES for security as designed in LoRaWAN as it is. You see it uses the same key for locking and unlocking. Very insecure in this hacked world we all live in now.

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Forres TTN network up for testing

Forres TTN Network Forres TTN Network details

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New world record

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New IoT Base Station in Forres

This month will see the installation of test bed 2 with THE THINGS NETWORK

We will be using this time a DRAGINO IoT development system connecting to the TTN system. DRAGINO IoT development system The base station will be in an attic as it is not water proof.

We will be using the following as a guide with TTN setup Connect to TTN

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Funding call

While i am able to setup this beta testing project here in Forres, i am unable to fund the A96 project. It is requested that local business people invest in this technology as it will provide a great reward to the community in the near future. This system along the A96 will become very important in the next 10 years.

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IoT used with long range LoRa / LoRaWAN modems here in Scotland 2015-onwards

With LoRaWAN added to your project you can now extend sensor range to over 10 km rural range line of sight projected. This equates to covering an area of over 314 km² with an urban environments we would expect 2 km range. This would give over 12 km², this is large enough to cover any Moray School or business. Freeing up poor reaching WiFi from your bar code / NFC / ID Tags / access control devices.

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