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Remote Access: The Pros and Cons of Virtual Private Networking

Secure remote access to IoT edge devices is one of the fundamental requirements of the Internet of Things. IoT devices are often located in places that cannot be reached easily by support technicians, such as remote locations or factory floors with access restrictions. Nevertheless, it must be possible for support staff and other authorized staff […]

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Port Forwarding and Dynamic DNS Considered Harmful

Various vendors of network-connected devices, specifically in home automation, use port forwarding and Dynamic DNS as a means to provide remote access to their devices, both for end users and for remote service purposes. However, as a recent case in Germany showed, this is a very bad idea as it opens the door for various […]

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