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Monday, June 1, 2015

Internet of Crime?

Net of Insecurity: A Flaw in Design

The Internet's Founders Saw Its Promise But Didn't Foresee Users Attacking One Another

Craig Timberg | May 30, 2015

[The Washington Post article above is Part 1 of a series. See below for Part 2.]
Part 1 of the article focuses on the fact that the designers of the Internet did not foresee it being employed by users to attack each other. They did have in mind that computers might be vulnerable, but not the idea or scale of user-to-user attacks that continue to take place.
“It’s not that we didn’t think about security,” Clark [David D. Clark, MIT scientist] recalled. “We knew that there were untrustworthy people out there, and we thought we could exclude them.”
A recent book, Future Crimes, by Marc Goodman (February 2015) covers at length the types of Internet crimes that are becoming commonplace, and how each new aspect or use of the Internet seems to open up more possibilities for attack.

<more at; and (May 31, 2105); related link on the book Future Crimes>

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