SAN JOSE, Calif. — We posted as many as 130 stories and blogs on the Internet of Things in 2013, about one every other work day. Fifty of those stories got more than 2,000 views each, the top 20 got at least 5,000, and the top 10 were each viewed 10,000 times or more.
The most viewed IoT story of the year revealed readers' curiosity is closely allied with a sense of insecurity. Mohit Arora, a security architect at Freescale, wrote an analysis with the provocative title How Secure Is AES Against Brute Force Attacks? that got 29,589 views.
You can breathe a sigh of relief. He concluded:
AES has never been cracked yet and is safe against any brute force attacks contrary to belief and arguments. However, the key size used for encryption should always be large enough that it could not be cracked by modern computers.
The $22 Femtoduino board was one of 10 Caleb Kraft showcased in July.
Caleb Kraft joined EE Times last year to cover the burgeoning Maker movement among other things. His report on 10 Tiny Development Boards That Are Up to the Task came in a close second with 26,861 views. Its popularity shows the open-source hardware world of Arduino and Raspberry Pi is becoming a hunting ground for IoT developers seeking electronics.
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