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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Monday, March 06, 2006
THE BASIC OF CYBER TERRORISM
VIRUSES AREN'T THE ONLY WAY TO VANDALIZE A COMPUTER SYSTEM. In February 1999, cyber-terrorists launched a jamming assault that shut down Tahoo!, CNN,eBay, and other Web sites with "attack software". They hacked (gained unauthorized access) into other people's personal computers and programmed them to request repeated searches from the sites, each time demanding a monstrous amount of data. The result of these DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) requests was to overwhelm and ultimately shut down the servers.

The FBI made some arrest, but the problem will only get worse. A computer canonly be hacked into when it is online. Thus, the growing popularity of Broadband, T - l,and DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), which allow subscribers to be online 24/7, by definition places tens of millions of home PCs in jeopardy. The only solution is to buy and install a "firewall" (hardware/software blocking device) from an antivirus company at a cost of US$50 to as much as US$2,000 for UNIX units. The FBI is developing a firewall for public use, but after a litany of domestic spying revelations, who in her rightmind would turn over her privacy to the FBI.

The other problem is that hackers view themselves as outlaws waging guerilla war against evil multinational business overlords, sort of like Jesse James versus the bank. This comparison between the newness of the Internet and the American Wild West is appropriate only to the extent that both offer immense riches and little protection. The difference is that outlaws went in with their six-guns blazing and everybody knwe who they were whereas Internet hackers around using counterfeit names and face electronic address.



(Source: Abstracted from: THE EVERYTHING TALL TALES,LEGEND,& OUTRAGEOUS LIES BOOK by: Nat Segaloff)
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