Everything is broken. Just ask any security engineer. Way back in 1998, the members of the hacker collective L0pht testified to Congress that they could take down the entire Internet in 30 minutes by abusing BGP, the Border Gateway Protocol an obscure but critically important routing system. That was seventeen years ago and BGP is still vulnerable. Everything is terrible.
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By Jan Evans. Those are giant gaping abysses that underpin the security of the Internet itself, papered over with flimsy catwalks made of cardboard and duct tape. But even if you do manage to securely connect to the site you wanted to reach, a whole new slew of problems erupts. You probably have Flash installed and automatically running on your browser. You poor, poor, fool.