Things That Would Not Have Happened On Safe

I am astonished by the daily amount of catastrophic news about data breaches, security attacks, failures… etc , which are almost always due to the current architecture of the web.

So I thought I’d start this thread as a wiki with a categorized list of events that we wouldn’t have seen if we had the Safe Network instead, and links to articles explaining how Safe would fix each issue.

I want to put 3 rules for this thread :

  • only post links to news of such events in the wiki ( edit this post )
  • refrain posting political / ideological “troll bait” events…
  • use replies to discuss , not the wiki.

Lets start :

Centralized data , private data harvesting

123 Millions US Households data exposed
31 Million Client Registration Files Leaked
PayPal Says 1.6 Million Customer Details Stolen
Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People
Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open
Facebook gave data about 57bn friendships to academic

Fix : Data Ownership
Fix : Distributed Network

Centralized credentials storage

1.4 billion stolen credentials found on dark web
1.7 million Imgur user accounts compromised in 2014
Personal data of one billion Indian citizens ‘can be purchased for £6’

One million email credentials from the top-500 UK law firms’ found for sale on the ‘dark web’
Five million stolen credit and debit cards numbers

Fix : Self Authentication
Fix : Distributed Network

Centralised DNS / Certification

23,000 Websites Made Insecure as CEO Sends Private Keys In email
Practically all Firefox users lose access to their addons as Mozilla fails to renew a critical certificate

Fix: Websites (in fact all network traffic) Encrypted by Default
Fix: Peer to peer public key infrastructure

Content tracking

Email Open Tracking Quietly Took Over the Web
44 Trackers in More Than 300 Android Apps
400 of the World’s Most Popular Websites Record Your Every Keystroke

Fix : Serverless architecture

Censorship

YouTube Suspends Account of Chinese Dissident
EU Presidency calls for massive internet filtering
Russia bans VPNs to stop users from looking at censored sites
Iran Is Blocking the Internet to Shut Down Protests

Fix : Immutability
Fix : Data Availability and Redundancy

Cyber war

NotPetya - a nation state attack that threatened global infrastructure, corporations, government and economies

Fix: decentralised infrastructure
Fix: data backup and recovery, guaranteed, forever, accessible globally

DDOS

A Third of the Internet Experienced DoS Attack
WikiLeaks ‘Under DDoS Again’
Dyn DNS Under DDoS Attack

Fix : Serverless architecture
Fix : Data Availability and Redundancy

Ransomware

WannaCry
Ransomware Hack Targeting 2 Million an Hour

Fix : Self Authentication
Fix : Data Ownership

Data Lost

Hong Kong gov’t loses computers with personal data of all registered voters
GitLab.com melts down after wrong directory deleted, backups fail

Fix : Data Availability and Redundancy
Fix : Immutability

Torrent & File Sharing

Pirate Bay Issues

Fix : Data Availability and Redundancy

Man in the Middle Attacks

ISPs injecting government malware into downloads from unencrypted websites

Fix: Encrypt all network traffic by default

Hackers steal security firm’s domain name / link2

Fix: Decentralise the DNS system

Weakening encryption

Big banks want to weaken the internet’s underlying security protocol
Fix: Stong, multi-layered encryption

‘Weaponisation’ of the Web enabled by overcentralisation

Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent ‘weaponised’ web
How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions
Fix : Serverless architecture

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Perfect points for marketing the safe network.

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Great idea @nice :+1:

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Man, this needs to go on Reddit

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:slight_smile: sure !

Please do link ! I don’t have any such thing as Reddit, tw or fb , so I leave it for you guys

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this is truly awesome

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Superb @nice. Just what we need!

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Great list, thanks @nice! :grin:

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So am I, and now that you created this list, I’m astonished how important SAFE is for the world. Great job! And perfect marketing points.

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I have a feeling SAFEnetwork would represent a very good solution for individuals and companies alike when the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in 2018.

I imagine a future where I control a set of personal data on the SAFEnetwork. I will have full control of this and who can access it. I imagine that many companies would prefer to ask access to my data when needed instead of setting up complicated systems to “hold” my data themselves (and exposing themselves to risk of data breaches/fines).

This way the company access the information needed when needed. My personal data is input into a business process in the company but only the output is saved by the company.

This way will be a cheap and risk minimizing system for companies seeking to be GDPR compliant.

Anyway… this is just a thought/feeling I have…

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My neighbors company just hacked for the third time today. This time they took all the files, plus the backup. Another drop of statistic in the ocean.

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This is great idea!

Identity of a thing is created by differentiating it from other things. I think it is good idea to focus on how SAFE differs from the internet as it is today - instead of focusing how it differs from Bitcoin, Ethereum…

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Now that is what I call a good marketing strategy.

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great list, it’d go on and on, sad to say though, the world must wait to avoid these things in the future.

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Very well thought. :+1::+1::+1:

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Also, with Safecoin like other cryptos it will not be possible to freeze anyone’s assets, like:

https://wikileaks.org/Banking-Blockade.html

Etc…

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@riddim I am challenged by technology. Are you able to post the article at the top of this thread on Reddit? It may get some people thinking.

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Please post this on Reddit and maybe type it up on Medium or something.

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let me first try something else - but excellent idea to put this up on a place where more people can see and discuss it

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Added this story to the OP Wiki.

https://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/3025074/one-million-email-credentials-from-the-top-500-uk-law-firms-found-for-sale-on-the-dark-web

Mentioning it here to give this topic a deserved bump.

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