Over the past few months, we’ve really ramped up the number of meetups and conferences we talk at here at RIIS. One of the best things about giving a talk is not necessarily what you say but also what you hear. In the last few months I’ve heard Fastlane mentioned several times when talking about Agile Dev and I thought it would be a great candidate for a blog.
TROY, MI, May 10, 2017—RIIS integrates ETA Detroit, a mobile app for Detroit public transit system, with Amazon Alexa. The new Transit Detroit skill for Alexa will make it easier for transit riders in Detroit to ask when the next bus is coming to their nearest stop without lifting a finger.
Communication between a mobile app and any backend server is one of the hardest areas to secure. Secure Sockets Layer or SSL is broken and has been for some time. First things first, if you send data using http then anyone can download your app, proxy the WiFi through a PC and perform man in the middle attacks to see any traffic back to base, see Figure 1. You don’t even need to root the phone.