Friday, August 05, 2011

Flaws Exposed, Security Could Gain From Hacking - NYTimes.com

From a timely Internet security reality check

For better or worse, said Jonathan L. Zittrain, a Harvard Law School professor, securing the Internet has been largely left to private players — and even government information is increasingly guarded by private companies, whose actions can be difficult to monitor and hold accountable.

“In the absence of larger public order, we’ve seen do-it-yourself approaches: the technologically savvy can configure their own firewalls, and corporations can try to buy security,” he said. “But this can be as figuratively dicey as trying to get and maintain security contractors in Baghdad immediately following the fall of Saddam Hussein.”

Flaws Exposed, Security Could Gain From Hacking - NYTimes.com

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