Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Privacy The Internet Your Rights Online

RFC 7258: Pervasive Monitoring Is an Attack 67

An anonymous reader writes with news that the IETF has adopted a policy of designing new protocols taking into account the need to mitigate pervasive monitoring of all traffic. From the article: "...RFC 7258, also known as BCP 188 (where BCP stands for 'Best Common Practice'); it represents Internet Engineering Task Force consensus on the fact that many powerful well-funded entities feel it is appropriate to monitor people's use of the Net, without telling those people. The consensus is: This monitoring is an attack and designers of Internet protocols must work to mitigate it."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

RFC 7258: Pervasive Monitoring Is an Attack

Comments Filter:

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.