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Why "CAN'T" the Internet every be totally secure?

I feel that if "can't" is NOT in your vocabulary that it may take time and money but it normally ends up happening.(CAN'T seems to be in the vocabulary of ITSEC when it comes to securing the World Wide Web)

What are the reasons it CAN'T be secure? Could those reasons be resolved even if it meant ripping up every cable used, deleting every protocol used, throwing away all current software and hardware, ........... If we would quit believing that we CAN"T secure it and look for ways to securely redesign it, could it be secure? Yes, with the current topologies and protocols like TCP/IP Suite we may not be able to secure the WWW. If you have an old Operating System, you can patch it all I want and it will never be a trusted OS. You could put an alarm system on an old barn, that doesn't make it a fortress! Sometimes you just need to start over and that may just be what we have to do to secure the WWW. Current barriers seem to be. 1) ITSEC has it in their minds that it is impossible, 2) We just keep trying to patch and secure these ideas that were developed 30-40-50+ years ago.

"When networking gurus and researchers developed IPv4 (1974) security hadn't really crossed their minds. IPv4 was never meant to be secure.

IPv6 has been built from the ground up with security in mind. Many of the security features that have been duct-taped after the fact onto IPv4 as optional features are integrated into IPv6 as default requirements. IPv6 encrypts traffic and checks packet integrity to provide VPN-like protection for standard Internet traffic."

IPv6 has been developed for what 15 years but Google users using IPv6 has JUST broke 2%. Really, only about 2% should still be using IPv4!!!!!!

Challenge: White Hats/Gray Hats/Black Hats (Anonymous), IF you could redesign ANYTHING or EVERYTHING(media, protocols, any or all hardware and /or software, packet structures, maybe the entire OSI Model) involved in transmitting data, could you secure the cloud and protect everyone from???


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  • Oct 1 2013: What I describe as secure? Well right now as soon as that packet / data leaves your personal LAN, you legally lose your "right to privacy". I want to see the internet as secure as the USPS where you do not lose your right to privacy until that package "packet" is delivered.

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