Scott Dewing http://ijpr.org en Toward A Secure Internet http://ijpr.org/post/toward-secure-internet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Internet was not designed with security in mind. It was developed by computer scientists, most who knew one another personally, with the goal of interconnecting computers (at the time, large mainframes) and moving data back and forth. Security adds a layer of complexity and the task before them was complex enough. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:36:00 +0000 Scott Dewing 7172 at http://ijpr.org Toward A Secure Internet Shattered Windows http://ijpr.org/post/shattered-windows <p>An “operating system” is what underlies all the various digital devices you use on a daily basis. Without it, your smartphone, computer, or tablet is just a collection of silicon, plastic, various metals, and some glass. The operating system, or OS, is the software that allows these otherwise inanimate objects to come to life. Other applications hum along on top of the OS. Without it, these apps are just a collection of code that can do nothing.</p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:19:06 +0000 Scott Dewing 5540 at http://ijpr.org Shattered Windows Frankenstein, Tinfoil Hats, And The NSA http://ijpr.org/post/frankenstein-tinfoil-hats-and-nsa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">E</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">very new technology is a Frankenstein. Once it is created it is no longer in the control of its creator and once released into the world, it may behave in ways the creator never intended. That’s not to say that all new technologies are monsters; rather, it’s to point out the inherent duality in every new technology to be both good and bad. To put it simply: technology is not neutral.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:40:33 +0000 Scott Dewing 730 at http://ijpr.org Frankenstein, Tinfoil Hats, And The NSA