Everything is broken

This essay has been making its way around the net like wildfire the past few days. An interesting rant of the “we’re doomed” variety.

Here’s just one tiny bit:

Recently an anonymous hacker wrote a script that took over embedded Linux devices. These owned computers scanned the whole rest of the internet and created a survey that told us more than we’d ever known about the shape of the internet. The little hacked boxes reported their data back (a full 10 TBs) and quietly deactivated the hack. It was a sweet and useful example of someone who hacked the planet to shit. If that malware had actually been malicious, we would have been so fucked.

A good read for a Sunday.



  • satcomer

    In that world every Intelgence Agency is run like little fiefdoms where buricrates are doing no more than CYA.

  • JohnDoey

    Recently an anonymous hacker wrote a script that took over embedded Linux devices.

    Or maybe it is Linux that is broken?