Major internet outage ‘shows infrastructure needs urgent fixing’

Experts say outage shows internet services too centralised and lack resilience

One of the world’s biggest web outages should act as a “wakeup call” that internet infrastructure has become dangerously over-centralised and lacks resilience, security experts have warned.

An unexplained configuration error at a single infrastructure provider, Fastly, which handles 10% of the world’s internet traffic, was enough to render major websites and services inoperable for almost an hour on Tuesday morning.

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