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🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 “#PositiveHardcoreThursday #pht I’m proud to be ‘Merican! Happy Independence Day, e'erbody!”

Esto ha empezado como una manera de despejarme la cabeza (el ejercicio de la ley de patrimonio cultural me está matando) y ha acabado siendo algo personal hasta que lo he acabado y he ganado :’)

Eso sí, le he subido la saturación un poco para que se distinga bien, la cámara de mi móvil no es gran cosa y se comía los colores. Además, en el brazo derecho he calculado mal (… que soy discalcúlica!) y no me ha entrado el tirante derecho de la mochila. Pero eh, tampoco ha quedado tan mal xD La referencia, aquí :)

washingtonpost.com
These hackers warned the Internet would become a security disaster. Nobody listened.
As the Web arrived in the 1990s, tech giants churned out flawed products, unleashing bugs that persist today.

The seven young men sitting before some of Capitol Hill’s most powerful lawmakers weren’t graduate students or junior analysts from some think tank. No, Space Rogue, Kingpin, Mudge and the others were hackers who had come from the mysterious environs of cyberspace to deliver a terrifying warning to the world.

Your computers, they told the panel of senators in May 1998, are not safe — not the software, not the hardware, not the networks that link them together. The companies that build these things don’t care, the hackers continued, and they have no reason to care because failure costs them nothing. And the federal government has neither the skill nor the will to do anything about it.

“If you’re looking for computer security, then the Internet is not the place to be,” said Mudge, then 27 and looking like a biblical prophet with long brown hair flowing past his shoulders. The Internet itself, he added, could be taken down “by any of the seven individuals seated before you” with 30 minutes of well-choreographed keystrokes.

The senators — a bipartisan group including John Glenn, Joseph I. Lieberman and Fred D. Thompson — nodded gravely, making clear that they understood the gravity of the situation. “We’re going to have to do something about it,” Thompson said.

What happened instead was a tragedy of missed opportunity, and 17 years later the world is still paying the price in rampant insecurity.