Reply to post: Isolating the communications is good

Microsoft has designed an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip. Repeat, an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip

Rajesh Kanungo

Isolating the communications is good

In general, IoT attacks occur via normal communications mechanisms and less likely via hardware. In some areas the latter is fairly common; smart meters, set top boxes, etc. It is interesting to see MS isolate the basic communications outside of the main functionality. I wonder how far the isolation goes. Would a driver issue create main kernel issues or is it isolated to the baseband co-processors?

Moreover, how do you isolate higher level communication stack vulnerabilities from the rest of the system?

Maybe someone can educate me.

Also, I think MS intends to open up the VHDL to inspection, right? If not it will be an uphill battle to expose issues.

Rajesh

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