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Safety and security of the connected world

It is safe to say that the connected industry will not self-regulate and take the necessary security measures when developing new IoT products. As more of our lives come under the control of machines, the negative impact of security flaws increases. Small steps to regulate the IoT industry have been taken on most continents, but without any meaningful impact on the industry. All new regulations ha...

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A quick dive into k3s and the Mender Update Module for Kubernetes

All of you know about Kubernetes, the open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management. Over time, it is becoming the de-facto standard to automate the deployment, scaling, and operations of container-based workloads in the cloud. The Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is responsible for the certification of the Kubernetes distribution...

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Over-the-air (OTA) software updates in embedded MCU based applications

Many MCU based embedded systems are used in a variety of IoT applications which are typically deployed in the field on a large scale. These devices coupled with the rapid software development cycle, cause many systems to require support for over-the-air (OTA) updates. In this process, an OTA update replaces the software and firmware on the microcontroller (MCU) of the embedded system with a new so...

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Growing fresh veggies with Rpi and Mender

Some time ago my wife and I decided to teach our kids how to grow plants. We both have experience as we were raised in small towns where it was common to own a piece of land where you could plant home-grown fresh veggies.

The upbringing of our kids is very different compared to ours, and we realized we never showed our kids how to grow our own veggies. We wanted them to learn and to understand t...

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Top 3 IoT security challenges

With the advent of IoT and proliferation of connected devices across a variety of industry verticals, we are seeing a slew of new security vulnerabilities emerging. We live in an era where everything has turned ‘smart’: Smartphone, smart home, smart lock, smart camera and so on. A day going by without interacting with an internet connected device seems next to impossible. IoT has created a more c...

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