Posted on by Khürt

The Internet is Brittle

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The people who think about these things for a living have been saying this for years, or decades, in some cases. But they’ve probably been too kind. The Internet is a fish shack in the Florida Keys propped up on stilts, and the constant battering from the waves and erosion of the sea floor are taking their toll. It’s sort of listing to one side and there’s some barnacles growing on the pilings, but it’s still standing. For now. The infrastructure that supports the Internet is fragile and it’s dependent upon a small handful of old protocols. And that kind of prey rarely escape the notice of predators for long.via Threatpost.

I patched my Ubuntu server yesterday and created new certs. I've received several notices from online services letting me their status and whether I needed to change my passwords. I expect an uptick in phishing scams related to password resets in the next few days.

My advice? Don't do any online shopping or banking for a week (or more). After that, change your the passwords for your most sensitive online accounts.