Long read about how basically we're all totally vulnerable to malware and hackers. He goes on and on a little – but it's worth a quick scan at the very least and he is kinda funny.
A quote from the article:
"Computers don’t serve the needs of both privacy and coordination not because it’s somehow mathematically impossible. There are plenty of schemes that could federate or safely encrypt our data, plenty of ways we could regain privacy and make our computers work better by default. It isn’t happening now because we haven’t demanded that it should, not because no one is clever enough to make that happen."
Perhaps we should be demanding. My guess is it will take a catastrophic breach to make anyone care.
Everything Is Broken
Once upon a time, a friend of mine accidentally took over thousands of computers. He had found a vulnerability in a piec…