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Your computer isn't as safe as you think

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Internet Census 2012

Over at Medium, Quinn Norton writes that computers and computing are fundamentally broken. Her article is a no-holds-barred discourse on software vulnerabilities, and how susceptible we really are to cyber attacks. She cites an example where an anonymous hacker infiltrated nearly half a million devices and accrued 10 terabytes of data, all without being detected. "If that malware had actually been malicious, we would have been so fucked," Norton writes. "The infrastructure of our lives is held together by the IT equivalent of baling wire."