The Internet Is Held Together With Bubble Gum And Baling Wire

Did you know that downloading software safely is nearly impossible? Did you know that the certificate system which underwrites https, so-called “secure” browsing, is a disastrous mess and always has been? Did you know that the NSA — well, OK, I guess you do. (Thanks, Ed!) But did you know that OpenSSL, used extensively across the industry to secure apps of all kinds and sizes, is widely viewed as code so bad and confusing it “is written by monkeys?“