Read Lily Hay Newman take a look at the encryption protocols for the Internet of Things on Wired :
Internet-connected gadgets like light bulbs and fitness trackers are notorious for poor security. That’s partly because they’re often made cheaply and with haste, which leads to careless mistakes and outsourcing of problematic parts. But it’s also partly due to the lack of computing power in the first place; it’s not so easy to encrypt all that data with limited resources. Or at least that’s how the conventional wisdom goes. But real-world data suggests that many of those ubiquitous tiny gadgets can run versions of traditional, time-tested encryption schemes. A team from the Swiss IoT encryption firm Teserakt argues that there’s no need to reinvent the wheel when the real solution is simply holding IoT manufacturers to higher standards.
Read her full article here.