You know how you always wanted a fork with an ARM processor that could upload data wirelessly over the internet? C’mon, you know you want it and now you can get a HAPIfork.
Or how about your light globes? Yes, LIFX totally rocks but no, I wasn’t so keen on the idea once I learned your neighbours could pwn your wifi through them.
This brave new “Internet of Things” world is equal parts awesome and scary and there seems to be no limit to the extent we’ll go to connect our things. We connect these things to the internet via APIs and of course at the end of the day, an API is not much more than a website without a user interface. Because it’s a website it has website vulnerabilities yet when we put these APIs behind our “things”, they’re that much harder to monitor in terms of risks, unless you know where to look…
This is why I wrote the Pluralsight course titled Hack Your API First. I’ve explained why this course rocks before so I won’t dwell on it here, but I did get a good chance to talk to the awesome duo from .NET Rocks again the other day on the security implications of IoT, what it means to connect all our things and why you may no longer be able to trust your toilet.
The podcast is over on the .NET Rocks website or embedded here: