Thursday, January 25, 2007

The end of end-to-end?

Vint Cerf: one quarter of all computers part of a botnet: A new estimate on the prevalence of botnets from one of the Internet's leading authorities paints a disturbing picture of a world in which 25 percent of all Internet-connected machines have bot software installed on them. (Via ArsTechnica).

If all the intelligence is at the edge of the network, so is all the malice. End-to-end advocates need to take this very seriously, or self-serving walled-garden advocates will have a very strong argument for centralized control.

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