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Click Here to Kill Everybody by Bruce Schneier

  • Hannah Kuchler
  • Financial Times
  • August 26, 2018

The early architects of the internet did not want it to kill anybody. In cyber security expert Bruce Schneier’s new book, David Clark, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recalls their philosophy: "It is not that we didn’t think about security. We knew that there were untrustworthy people out there, and we thought we could exclude them".

Schneier describes how the internet, developed as a gated community, is now a battleground where these untrustworthy people cause great harm: harnessing computers to kill by crashing cars, disabling power plants and perhaps, soon enough, using bioprinters to cause epidemics…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.