User Interfaces and Usability for Embedded Systems

Feedback to 'An Uncertain Future'- Murphy's Law, June 2004

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Further comment from Niall:

Since this article was published, the first Symbian phone virus was publicly acknowleged. While the receiver of the virus must acknowledge that they accept the download of an program of unknown source, I think that is a slip that may people will make - there are plenty of curious folk who still open unsafe e-mail attachments.

More details on this virus avaailable at:

Another excellent look at Bluetooth vulnerabilities, and with interesting numbers about the percentage of phones on a crowded street that are accessible. See http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,64463,00.html

Hi Niall-

Interesting article on embedded systems security in the June issue of ESP.

I thought you might be interested in a paper I have written entitled "Practical Secure Hardware Design for Embedded Systems" (http://www.grandideastudio.com/files/security/hardware/practical_secure_hardware_design.pdf). I've presented it at ESC and a more magazine-friendly version will be in upcoming versions of Circuit Cellar. It goes into detail on a number of attack vectors and things you have discussed in your article.

I thought you might be interested in a papers I have written on mobile device security can be found here: http://www.grandideastudio.com/portfolio/index.php?id=1&cat=4

Joe Grand


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