Thursday, November 10, 2011

parental attribution

from failblog (who knew they had a section specifically for parenting?)

and here we have a wonderful example of how hard attribution can be. pop-quiz: is it really stephanie's dad talking? how can anyone tell? it could be that stephanie is just a really clever liar.

now, instead of a mother who's son has regrettable tastes, imagine this was a nation state trying to attribute something that happened on a computer using about the same amount of information as is available here.

it's hard not to consider cyberwar ridiculous when viewed through this lens.