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Comment Re:Is it really a war? (Score 1) 135

It doesn't have to be centralized. Hierarchical, yes, centralized no. Putting all your eggs in one basket (Dyn) is just not a good idea. People outsource stuff and then stop thinking. People assume that if they outsource to a company, nothing can go wrong. But big companies are bigger targets and when they fall over, the mess is much bigger. So yes, decentralize.

Comment BCP38 (Score 3, Interesting) 69

Wouldn't most if not all DDoS attacks be much harder if ISPs implemented BCP38? Of course IoT devices should be secure, but this is a dream as software will always contain bugs. The number of ISPs is much smaller than the number of devices connected to the internet, so blocking spoofed IP traffic is much cheaper solution.

Comment Re:And thus the Internet of Things collapses (Score 2) 211

The Internet of Things was my dreams ever since I got on the internet in the late 90s. I dreamed of the possibility to connect everything with open protocols and giving users amazing options to control their electronic gear.

Finally, the Internet of Things came and it's a mess of proprietary protocols where all devices are not connected with each other, but with centralized databases of the manufacturers. Fail!

Reasons for this failure:
- IPv4 address shortage and NAT (intermediate server needed)
- Silicon Valley greed (big data=big $$$ and everyone trying to get monopoly on their proprietary shit)
- user ignorance (would not buy if knowing how it works)

We, consumers, have to demand products that puts the user in control, not the company you bought it from.

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