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Secure remote monitoring for Raspberry Pi

30th Jun 2021

How can you set up secure remote monitoring for your Raspberry Pi single board computer (SBC) in your IoT device? You will want to target misbehaving devices that include the Raspberry Pi SBC easily. At some point in time, as you move from proof of concept to production and when your device fleet grows large enough, you want to be up-front about catching misbehaving devices. You will want to ident...

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Remote inspect your device without using traditional Raspberry Pi port forwarding

29th Jun 2021

It is almost inevitable that at some point in time, some of the devices in your IoT device fleet will malfunction in some way or another. You need a plan to address this. Port forwarding as a way to remote access a device can create a security risk if not performed correctly. Leveraging Raspberry Pi port forwarding can expose a network port on your network to the public internet. This is a known s...

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Memory requirements for your Raspberry Pi with SD and eMMC

29th Jun 2021

To support the writing of image updates to the simple board computer (SBC), you need to think carefully about your Raspberry Pi and the SD card in it. A key consideration is writing to the SD card and not wearing out the flash memory. If the flash memory does get worn out before the end of the lifecycle of your device, the device will stop working. Then the device will have to be manually replace...

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Setting up a Raspberry Pi for an IoT project

25th Jun 2021

So you have decided you are going to use a Raspberry Pi as the hardware platform for your IoT project. A key part of the project is to update the software on your Raspberry Pi for various reasons that may arise such as bug fixes, security patches and user level application updates to name a few. Then you must focus on provisioning a robust and secure OTA software update manager for your Raspberry...

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Remote Monitor Raspberry Pi

21st Jun 2021

The IoT environment is different from the traditional IT environment. Particularly in server IT, data stored in large server infrastructures are in close proximity and can be reached at relatively low cost. In IoT, teams managing large fleets of distributed connected devices must cope with a surge of real time data from individual devices, which are globally scattered and built on various hardware...

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