The Thing about Smart Home Hubs

A recent article on Stacey-on-IoT brought up Smart Home Hubs, a topic that is very near and dear to my heart and was actually a subject of engineering projects here at Afero. (Scroll down to see the link to the article.)…

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Random Is Good

Pick a number, any number! Was it 2348239324818238123492349052348238? Choosing a long, truly random number is very important for crypto functions and messing it up can cause a lot of problems. Recently, the country of Estonia had to withdraw all their…

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Back Up Your Radio

Everyone loves Wi-Fi and with good reason. Most of the time it’s fast and often is freely available. Most of the time. But what happens to your IoT devices if the Wi-Fi goes down? With Afero, devices will fall back…

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Low-Power Yet Highly Secure Devices

Low-power devices should not be left out of the IoT world, but how do you connect them and keep them secure? The Afero Bluetooth module, ASR-1, provides a secure, low-power solution. Inside every ASR-1 is a Hardware Security Module that…

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Security at Birth – in the Factory

Storing security keys in flash memory is never a good idea. It becomes trivial to extract them and one of the best places to do that is in the factory where devices are made. A malicious actor could build up…

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