April 22nd, 2003, 07:24 AM
Trash the Internet and start again?
Over at the Security Supersite I found an article on the merits of "Throw[ing] Away the Internet; Start All Over". See: http://security.ziffdavis.com/articl...1036052,00.asp
It is an interesting look at the Internet that "was designed to be secure from nuclear attack, not its own users." and what could be done to rectify its many problems. While the article focuses on problems with email and STMP and floats a possible solution, it fails to cover other areas in which the internet is vulnerable. So the question is, if we had our time over, how would the internet be designed so it was inherently secure?
I am sure there are many in the AO community that would have some excellent ideas about the architecture of a SecureInternet v1.0, so lets get the ideas flowing and see what we come up with...