A lot can happen in 20 years. Yet in the same amount of time, while things change, some things don't. Life is funny that way.
So we wanted to look at information security through the lens of time: twenty years ago, a group of seven hackers from the east coast, referring to themselves as L0pht
(pronounced "loft) testified before Congress about the massive security flaws the internet faced. In 1998.
That should have been good news, but as one of the members recently told Decipher: “We didn’t learn our lessons. We made the same mistakes with mainframes, then client-server, then desktops, then mobile, and now IoT.” That we haven't learned from those lessons and fixed this gaping holes is alarming. Read more