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Making the Internet of Things more secure

March 30, 2023

With wearable fitness trackers, car key fobs and smart home devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become ubiquitous in our lives. Unfortunately, much of this flow of information is vulnerable to malicious activity and attacks, as securing the IoT has not kept pace with new technological advances.

To address this, Shantanu Chakrabartty, the Clifford W. Murphy Professor in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, and Mustafizur Rahman, a doctoral student in his lab, have developed a prototype method to better secure these communications using a synchronized pseudo-random-number generator (SPRNG).

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