In this day and age, we are all connected in ways that we cannot measure or understand. We have created a new cyber habitat but the old war and violence has followed us there. We are not as safe as we thought we would be. The lions have returned to the Savannah.
Last month’s attack on the USA showed us how easy cyber attacks can be. Wars between states can be carried out online. A few years ago, there was a virus roaming on the internet that was written to shut down a nuclear plant in Iran. This is just one example that went public; there are many more predators out there that we do not know about. someone could stop all traffic or close all factories.
What will happen if someone, an individual or a state, invents a super-virus? Or if all important computers get infected with ransomware?
How much damage could a cyber war do? How can we protect ourselves? How threatened do you feel? Bring your firewall to GeekSpeak and talk to us about it.
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Originally posted in the SL Enquirer.