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Linus Torvalds says ARM just doesn't look like beating Intel

Robert Carnegie Silver badge

Re: My view (which is probably wrong)

When ARM or any other processor is used to build "Things of Internet", morally the software of each Thing needs to be maintained to limit the ways in which it can be hacked and eaten from inside. Of course this doesn't actually happen and anyway it begins to look embarrassing when your lightbulbs need successive security patches, but it's the principle of the thing. I wonder if they could build a universal brain for each device on an SD card or something so you could just upgrade those by popping in new ones...

If the network and device has adequate encryption and authentication and no unnecessary open ports then it won't need a lot of upgrades, but apparently that's too hard even for a coffee machine.

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