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The symptom known as Anonymous

Consumed => “Why Anonymous is Winning Its War on Internet Infrastructure” by Elise Ackerman on Forbes.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/eliseackerman/2012/02/21/why-anonymous-is-winning-its-war-on-internet-infrastructure

=> My value add (i.e., left a comment)…

Imagine this: Someone comes to your house and knocks on your side door. You answer the door and she/he says, “Follow me. Let me show you something important.” They lead you to your front door. She/he then grabs the door knob of the locked door and through some series of magic twists to the left and to the right the lock unlocks and the visitor pops open your once secure locked door. Your two beautiful small children standing in the doorway as the door swings open.

Do you shoot the visitor? Or thank them?

I’m not defending Anonymous. In fact, my comment has nothing to do with Anonymous. It does however point out that Internet security is known to be weak, very weak. Weak like the bubble under the mid-2000s’ housing market perhaps? Weak like a Wall Street’s quant addiction to risk? Yet on we march blindly into the fire. Certainly one rouge group of hackers is not to blame for what so many more – highly paid leaders – freely choose to ignore. Anonymous is not a disease. Anonymous is a symptom.

I think it would be wise of Forbes to take the lead and start reporting it as such.

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