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Vint Cerf Wants Secure Internet 2.0

 4:35 pm on Oct 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Vint Cerf Wants Secure Internet 2.0 [ft.com]

Mr Cerf, known as one of the fathers of the internet, acknowledges that he and co-founder Bob Kahn didn’t think enough about security when they built the framework for the web. He shares a view held by a growing number of experts that the best way to defend against cyberattacks might be to simply start again, with “Internet 2”.

“I would have put a much stronger focus on authenticity or authentication – where did this email come from, what device I am talking to . . . those things are elements that would make a big difference,” Mr Cerf says.



 5:01 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

I vote YES. What do we do when a client comes to us for help and everyone who has "helped" them has made a mess of their sites?

We scrap the whole thing and start over.


 6:23 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

Wouldn't it be cheaper to simply put hackers in front of a firing squad?

Bullets are less than a buck, way cheaper than a complete internet rebuild for a single computer.


 7:17 pm on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yes, but the garbage collection service to find them would put the world in bankruptcy. Oh wait . . . too late . . .


 9:44 pm on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

No garbage collection required, composting, it's green :)


 11:09 pm on Oct 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Whatever he was before, he now is a Google employee so take his "authenticity or authentication" comments with a grain of salt. Note that Google is trying to do an identity service with G+.

However, that [Facebook] left Cerf bombarded with information about "what these friends were doing" news he conceded "I couldn't care about". He contrasted that with Google's rival Google+ system, which uses a system of 'circles' to allow members to distinguish between different spheres of connection, such as family and work colleagues - which Cerf argued gives people more control over who they share news and personal information with.

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