Chinese attacks show up useless infosec, again

Recent attacks on US newspapers are further proof that, despite making billions, the information security industry is pretty much screwed.

My American colleague Antone Gonsalves has written up some lessons learned from the Chinese attacks on the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal that were revealed last week, and argues that the media needs better security. I agree with most of it. But I'm Australian, so I'll add something much more blunt.

The information security industry is mostly screwed, and needs to admit it.

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