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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Project proposal: The GNUnet of autonomous Thing

From: carlo von lynX
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Project proposal: The GNUnet of autonomous Things
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:44:01 +0100
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On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 01:30:37PM +0100, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
> This sounds interesting.

Yes, Daniel.. keep up that good work you are doing!

> 3. What would be the difference to for example IoTvity, openHAB and
> other existing solutions?

Haven't seen an answer from Daniel and maybe you find
this "answer" from our website interesting anyhow. Our
project is called secushare. We design a distributed
social network on top of GNUnet and see IoT as one of
its potential applications:

        IT-Security and the Distributed Social Graph

        We currently accept that all Internet appliances need to listen for 
traffic on certain ports, interact using certain protocols and may have code 
vulnerabilities welcoming an attacker to gain control. But why on Earth should 
my printer accept connections from anywhere on the planet if only me and my 
colleagues are supposed to print on it?

        The distributed private social graph can be the next generation of 
firewall logic: only the cryptographic keys that my secushare instance gave to 
the printer are enabled to talk to the printer. Other network traffic doesn't 
even get close to it. People who need access are cryptographically 
authenticated without a hassle, because the social graph already provides for 
all the necessary information.

        No reason for traditional firewall technology to take wild guesses on 
which traffic may be legitimate to let through. With the social graph in place 
the firewall simply lets traffic of known people pass and blocks strangers.

        Who wants an insecure Internet of Things?

        No reason for the Internet of Things to be remote controlled from a 
website in the cloud. Like a bluetooth device they could learn the 
cryptographic identity of their owner at the press of a button, and from there, 
be controllable and configurable to offer services to the entire family or 
company staff.

        secushare makes people the gatekeepers to their technology. It turns 
them into real owners of the devices they bought.

        It's that simple, and it could spell a revolution for the entire 
information technology security business. Maybe IT security will never be the 
same after the introduction of pervasive cryptographic authentication and the 
availability of a distributed social graph. Did we mention that pervasive 
social authentication also removes the need for passwords? Passwords are among 
the biggest vulnerabilities in IT security.

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