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Weekly Update 219: IoT Unravelled with Scott Helme

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineWhat. A. Week. Blog post every day, massive uptick in comments, DMs, newsletter subscribers, followers and especially, blog traffic. More than 200,000 unique visitors dropped by this week, mostly to read about IoT things. This has been a fascinating...

IoT Unravelled Part 5: Practical Use Case Videos

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineThis is the fifth and final part of the IoT unravelled blog series. Part 1 was all about what a mess the IoT landscape is, but then there's Home Assistant to unify it all. In part 2 I delved into networking bits and pieces, namely IP addresses,...

IoT Unravelled Part 4: Making it All Work for Humans

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineThe first few parts of this series have all been somewhat technical in nature; part 1 was how much of a mess the IoT ecosystem is and how Home Assistant aims to unify it all, part 2 got into the networking layer with both Wi-Fi and Zigbee and...

IoT Unravelled Part 3: Security

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineIn part 1 of this series, I posited that the IoT landscape is an absolute mess but Home Assistant (HA) does an admirable job of tying it all together. In part 2, I covered IP addresses and the importance of a decent network to run all this stuff...

IoT Unravelled Part 2: IP Addresses, Network, Zigbee, Custom Firmware and Soldering

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineIn part 1, I deliberately kept everything really high level because frankly, I didn't want to scare people off. I'm not ashamed to say that the process of getting even the basics working absolutely did my head in as I waded through a sea of unfamiliar...

IoT Unravelled Part 1: It's a Mess... But Then There's Home Assistant

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineWith the benefit of hindsight, this was a naïve question:Alright clever IoT folks, I've got two of these garage door openers, what do you reckon the best way of connecting them with Apple HomeKit is? https://t.co/i0RmjSMkkD— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt)...

Weekly Update 218

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineThis week, I've finally got a workable mobile setup with sufficient quality audio and video. As I explain in the video, this is ultimately achieved by the Sigma lens feeding into the Sony DSLR then via micro HDMI to the Elgato Cam Link 4K into...

Inside the Cit0Day Breach Collection

Presently sponsored by: Join the Microsoft Reactor community for workshops and events to expand your skillset across a range of technologies and topicsIt's increasingly hard to know what to do with data like that from Cit0Day. If that's an unfamiliar name to you, start with Catalin Cimpanu's story on the demise of the service followed by the subsequent...

Weekly Update 217

Presently sponsored by: Join the Microsoft Reactor community for workshops and events to expand your skillset across a range of technologies and topicsThis week's update had a load of questions so even whilst the planned content didn't consume a lot of time, audience engagement was great and I appreciate all the input. The big excitement for me was...

Weekly Update 216

Presently sponsored by: Orca Security. What our competition doesn’t want you to see. Watch Cloud Security Punch-Out! Showdowns w/ Palo Alto Networks, Qualys & More.Alrighty, quickie intro before I rush off to hit the tennis court, catch up with old friends, onto the wake park before BBQ and, of course, 🍺. I'm doing a quick snapshot on how we're...

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