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Poll Results

0 % =>Vendors
18.2 % =>Programmers
0 % =>Schools/Universities (for not teaching better programming and such)
0 % =>Software Architects
0 % =>Nobody
0 % =>I am responsible!
0 % =>Government
0 % =>Users
0 % =>Other (please comment)
Total Answers: 2246

Selected Comments

  • criminal hackers....
  • I blame EULAs. If software faced the same product liability laws as, say, household appliances, then the situation would be much different -- for the better.
  • damn hackers
  • any person with a computer
  • all choices except "Nobody"
  • TCP/IP architects (Vint Cerf, etc)
  • I've been plotting this since 1966.
  • companies that save on IT know how
  • Creative bad guys
  • Absentee ISPs
  • Clueless lusers who continue to buy ill-conceived, insecure, but shiny software from slipshod companies who know that someone else (e.g., the ISC, S.P.U.T.U.M., etc.) will clean up their messes for free.
  • I did it. My bad.
  • don't believe you can place blame, it is an evolution of technology and exploitation, Good vs Evil
  • leadership in the public and private sector who won't / can't understand what is need to secure the networks for which they are responsible.
  • How about the black hats? We would not have a "sorry state" if not for them.
  • ISP
  • Advertisements that suggest that you can use a computer on the net without knowing anything about them
  • because they encouraged such an unsecure system in the first place. They should have promotes a secure system.
  • company managers' deadlines.
  • If users demanded security like the demanded features and low price, they would have security just as they have features and low price.
  • lack of general understanding of how to regulate but still cultivate opportunity
  • Business and Government are both responsible, government because they didn't regulate ISVs for security issues and business because good security used to cost too much to develop
  • greedy corporations and lavar burton
  • Crackers
  • Internet designers/software vendors
  • dishonest, unethical vermin
  • currently we are all to blame, programmers, hardware vendors, and those that exploit the poor designs, higher standards through quality
  • Dancing pigs trump security every time
  • ISP's are responsible for allowing connectivity to clueless people for years WITHOUT basic firewalls
  • E. All of the above! Like most problems it is not just on single point of failure but a mulitude points of failure. Everyone has the responsibilty to do their part to maintain security.
  • All
  • collective responsibility, we are all in it
  • If you want to make a change, take a look at the man in the mirror.
  • In soviet russia, security forks you!
  • Lazy hackers. Had they started earlier everything would be better now!
  • everyone
  • ISPs who allow their users to be spam/virus launch platforms because they are ti impotent to control Port 25 responsibly
  • How is it sorry?
  • "People" in general--if the bad guys didn't get off causing problems and getting into other peoples' systems, there wouldn't be a problem. The vendors/authors aren't the root cause, they're simply the vehicle for the Black Hats
  • It's just not fully evolved yet, that's all.
  • It is a combination of careless users (sometimes unwilling to educate themselfes) and programmers that expect too much of their average users. Of course those, who exploit this situation are not free of guilt either...
  • "Internet" security woes fall squarely on the users and any entity that has established a system to communicate via the "internet" as the threats and risks of such a medium are known. Who is responsible for the security of the community? The community a
  • All of us. We let it happen.
  • Linus Torvalds and his Merry Band of Twelve Year Olds (Who find flaws in Windows.) - Have I covered all bases?
  • administrators - they are the ones that care for the vulnerable systems after all.
  • Lack of focus on application security at all levels. Executives lack of understanding, software developers not designing for security and everyone who doesn't understand enough to see the concern.
  • I reject the premise of the question.
  • ACLU and other groups who are more concerned with protecting rights than majority safety. Internet could have been secured years ago.
  • and those doing the attacking
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