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Tor used to secure IoT

Tor used to secure IoT


The Guardian Project, a Tor Project contributor, has developed a way to keep the army of devices from toasters and refrigerators to lawn sprinklers and HVAC systems, from rising up at the behest of hackers and spilling sensitive data or executing other cyber attacks, by integrating Tor security into the Internet of Things.

Working with Home Assistant, an open source platform built on Python, Guardian Project Director Nathan Freitas was able to create the “Tor Onion Service Configuration” for the scalable system. The platform, which runs on devices including Raspberry Pi, can control and network IoT. The new “Tor Onion Service Configuration” setup is available on Home Assistant’s website.

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MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018



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