The Internet: Scrap it and start over

Enough is enough. Scrap it and start over. We need a newer, safer, more secure internet.

I highly recommend reading over Hold Security’s announcement, as it goes into a lot more detail about the numbers and paints a more realistic picture of this disaster. For instance, 4.5 billion records sounds like a lot, but there’s a LOT of duplication in it. They’re saying it looks like it’s closer to half a billion individuals affected, and even then, many of those records may be hopelessly out of date – stolen passwords that are years or decades old, or temporary, or defunct.

via 4.5 Billion Records Stolen in Massive Cyber Theft.

And while we’re at it, don’t let the Russians and Chinese in.