Stephen Downes

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I've heard it called "the internet of broken things" in the past, though the new name is probably more appropriate because the things aren't broken, they were just badly designed to begin with. This article is a good compendoium of some recent breakdowns, referencing such threats as Mirai and Stuxnet and Heartbleed. This cannot be solved in a day. "Long term, we need to make a better investment in the overall health of the internet," Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said. "There's no quick fix, but if you have bug bounty programs, do threat modeling, and train developers to write secure code, you're going to have a healthier internet."

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