The Weakest Link
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The recent Skype failure.
The domino effect of a single network card at LAX airport, which shut down the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's ability to process international passengers through customs.
Even the delayed launch of the space shuttle in 1981.
All were victims of system failures and their own complexity, according to an article in today's NY Times.
As Veracode CEO Matt Moynahan explains in the piece, "the Law of the Weakest Link always seems to prevail."
A single flaw or weakness can go on to compromise an entire system.
Speaking of compromised systems, Engadget's reporting the first free, open source iPhone SIM unlocking software.
Hack away all you like, people...it ain't gonna get you your $200 back!