News Flash: World Wide Web is Wild Wild West … still

Okay, so this shouldn’t be news to anyone moderately concerned with the safety of their personal information or corporate resources, but this week reinforced a growing trend in information systems:

The web-browser is the largest attack vector on any platform.

This week saw one disclosure and two separate 0-day attacks which left nowhere to hide on the web.

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2012: The Fall of Garden Walls (Kindle Edition)

The Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989
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It struck me yesterday as I looked at the reviews of the new Amazon Kindle e-Reader I preordered on launch day (the Kindle Paperwhite 3G). The walled garden is indeed doomed to fail despite excellent user interfaces. I know someone writes an op-ed piece about this every few years, but at least since the iPhone was launched it looked like maybe some walled gardens could stand.

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