Untangling the Web

I was away when this series of articles on ESET’s WeLiveSecurity blog was published, and in fact for quite a few days afterwards, so I didn’t do much to flag it at the time, but I think it was quite interesting.

ESET’s Tomáš Foltýn contacted a handful of us who’ve been in the security business a long, long time, and asked us some questions related to the recent 27th anniversary of the World Wide Web, publicly announced by Tim Berners-Lee on the 6th August 1991. In fact, he asked a wide range of questions relating to the web past, present and future.

I, for one, have never been one to resist the opportunity to share the benefit of my prejudices, so my responses can be found in the first article in the series here: Interviewing ESET’s experts about the Web’s journey so far – part 1.

For part two in the series, Tomáš talked to Cameron Camp, who focused less on the historical aspects of the Web and more on the clear and present dangers. And finally, he talked to Aryeh Goretsky, who was already working in the antivirus industry in 1991.

(Oddly enough, one of my jobs in the early 90s was coding some primitive programs to supplement a basic AV scanner in use at that time in my workplace, but wasn’t assimilated into the industry until 2006 or thereabouts. In small steps, admittedly, but resistance turned out to be futile. Ironically, I’ve never been involved with program development at ESET.)

David Harley

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