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Mastering Internet of Things by Peter Waher

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Updating your firmware

Just as operating systems must be updated regularly, and software running on PCs need frequent updates, things need to be updated as vulnerabilities are found and protected against. New proposed legislation, beginning in the USA, will require things to be updateable. Otherwise, government authorities will not be allowed to buy them. Such legislation is sure to be implemented in other countries as well, as time passes. This will put pressure on manufacturers to include this in their products. The result will be that products that do not support this feature will find it difficult to find a market place. For that reason, plan to make your things updateable remotely. Care must be taken, however, to make sure only you can ...

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