That is why security experts aren’t surprised by the Sony story. We know people who do penetration testing for a living — real, no-holds-barred attacks that mimic a full-on assault by a dogged, expert attacker — and we know that the expert always gets in. Against a sufficiently skilled, funded and motivated attacker, all networks are vulnerable.
A quote from Bruce Schneier, probably the leading cryptologist on the planet, and whose blog I regularly read.
I’ve blogged before about computer security, and the ramifications of the NASA, Google, Sony, Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan, etc. attacks are apparent. The bad guys are winning. The market is ripe for a secure computing platform.
Here’s a screenshot of my Delicious account loaded:
Google App Engine released PHP support, which is a bummer since I developed the app in Python but would prefer PHP. Its still nice to learn Python. At some point I’ll add tracking of read articles and tracking of new articles.