Stop the bots / botnets, save the world?
Likely more true than we accept.
We love to hate agencies, such as the NSA, but what other agency or enterprise is taking the lead in challenging or taking down botnets?
Microsoft? The likely "botnet mother"? ICANN? Ya, sure, the mother of unlimited gTLDs, etc.
Really, when it comes to protecting the Web that we love from serious harm via attackers or botnets, who is in charge here?
Probably the answer is "us" - everyone of us - who has ever failed to secure a server or website, probably due to others handing us the keys to the car without confirming whether we have taken driving (security) lessons. And who's in charge of hosting firms, to be certain their servers are hardened against exploitation? And who is in charge of the server software and PC software providers to be certain their software is hardened? Can't wait to see what happens when everyone's cellphone->all-in-1-device starts to automatically dial up the Whitehouse or NSA . .
So, now the great mystery agency - the NSA - the agency with al the bad publicity or bad "we're spying on you" image, is going to take the lead in guiding the world in how to make the world more safe?
Well . . Geesh! It's the National Security Agency to the rescue?
It's about time some agency or enterprise took the lead. Shame it has to be one with image and other historical problems that may undermine any "trust us" campaign.