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For questions about HTTPS, the secure version of the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) that uses SSL/TLS to encrypt data.

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Can One-way SSL secure an IoT device?

I am considering an IoT device connected to my local network (default settings, no VPN, no NAT, no DMZ) with or without Internet access. My device will run as a HTTP server offering a RPC mechanism ...
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Can MQTT be used for queuing?

I am building a project which has the following requirements: My hardware device (NanoPi) should access a broker for a video key. The broker should have a queue which will hold the video keys sent by ...
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Can I use IRC protocol to talk to devices instead of HTTP? What are the pros and cons of it?

If I want to automate everyday tasks in a house, where it best to use IRC instead of just web services? I searched in Google and didn't find any term of comparisons.
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How would I use HTTPS on the web-based device config running an access point and no internet access?

I'm building a Raspberry Pi-based device for backyard gardeners that has a web page and access point for the initial configuration, including the Wi-Fi configuration. The connection uses WPA2 and the ...
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How can I prevent my device leaking sensitive data through traffic fingerprinting?

According to the recent paper A Smart Home is No Castle: Privacy Vulnerabilities of Encrypted IoT Traffic, many smart home devices can be 'fingerprinted' by their connection patterns. Since most ...
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Do I need to use MQTT or HTTP?

I'm working on a device that sense and collect information from the environment such as temperature, humidity, etc. The device is not connected to any power source, but it has a battery, and a solar ...
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Syntax for using HTTP GET with ampersand and float

I am currently working on a wireless gardening project and quite new to this field. My sht10 sensor is connected to Arduino Uno and GSM AT commands is used for wireless communication. I am using ...
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ESP8266 fast HTTP GET response rate

While starting programming my ESP8266 to get continuously changing data (car position) from a server, I encountered a problem: I can't get the ESP8266 to receive the data from the server more than 3 ...
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When and why to use MQTT protocol?

I am developing a device which makes temperature, humidity and mass measurements. Currently it uses HTTPS to upload data to a remote server. Now I know that there is a protocol called MQTT which is ...