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Chi Binh Le

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  1. Denial of Service attack launched from IOT devices

    Another DDOS attack reportedly from IOT devices: http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/hacking/common-household-connected-devices-manipulated-by-malware-for-attack-on-worlds-biggest-websites/news-story/2170820dc7a293f8ff1d31dc89f13b64 Very apt that tomorrow's webinar is on IOT security.
  2. Access to webinars

    Has something changed with the webinar registration? I used to be able to register for the webinars for free as an IEEE member. But when I tried to register for the last webinar, I was asked for credit card details for a $30 charge. I noticed that the charging information on the registration site is inconsistent. On the left side, it says that registration for EA/IET/IEEE members is free. On the right side, it says it is free for EA/IET members, and $30 for other society members. I sent an email to memberservices@engineersaustralia.org.au last week asking about this but have not received a reply. Could someone please clarify this situation?
  3. IoT Standards

    IMHO... IOT is a user of technologies rather than a being a technology itself so there is no single set of standards governing IOT. Device developers choose technologies based on the constraints they operate under. There are two broad categories of standards in which to make choices: network access (comprising the physical and data-link layers) and application protocol. A lot of standards that have been mentioned previously have to do with network access (Bluetooth, Zigbee, wifi, etc). These standards can be used by IOT but were not designed specifically for IOT. At the application layer, there are some protocols that could come to dominate the field - whether that will be MQTT, REST API, or something else is yet to be seen. I don't see that any standards org is going to come out and dictate that IOT must use this or that particular access method. A comparable analogy would be that no one dictates to you how you access the Internet - you may have ADSL, cable, mobile broadband, or some other means. However, once you are connected, if you want to browse the web, you must have a client that speaks HTTP at the application layer. Standardisation of the application layer would make IOT devices more inter-operable, and should enable a company that runs an IOT network to move from one service provider to another.
  4. Autonomous Cars: Who Gets Protected?

    I would have thought that driverless trains would be an ideal starting point for driverless vehicles in general. There are several advantages to trains: 1. They run on well defined tracks 2. There are fewer trains in a rail network than cars in the road network which simplifies the infrastructure/vehicle and inter-vehicle communications 3. There is already a standard for rail network communications (GSM-R) which could be extended to handle more situations 4. They don't have to contend with pedestrians