A Cyber 9/11?

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  1. Annie
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    Looks like more than possible:

    U.S. not ready for cyber attack - Yahoo! News


    What it might look like:

    Pajamas Media » How to Prevent a Digital 9/11

     
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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Granny says if any dem cyber-terrorists come `round here - she gonna fdisk dey's hard drive...
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    Panetta Warns of Cyber Pearl Harbor: ‘The Capability to Paralyze This Country Is There Now’
    June 13, 2012 -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned a Senate panel today that America faces "the potential for another Pearl Harbor" launched by enemies who have the capability to wield a cyberattack that would “paralyze this country.”
     
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    Ha! We have rdean to counter any attack in cyberspace. He can paralyze any system in moments.

    Who wants to tell him he has been drafted?
     
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    True. But if you really want to confuse the bastards throw in some Truthmatters idiocy too.
     
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    Your solution to this is what?

    Because it would involve spending money..and upgrading the infrastucture. As well as making sure that every system in place has a hot standby.
     
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    Four year old story. I think the US has taken a lot of major steps in the last 4 years to blocking an attack but no matter how much money and effort you put into it there will always be a vulnerability even if the systems are isolated.

    This area is becoming the main focus of nation states because most of the time it is hard to determine the origins of an attack. The information that can be obtained from a digital cockroach is very valuable and the victim may not even know the info was pilfered.
     
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    My solution would be to allow the US Gov't unprecedented power to shut down the internet in case of a Cyber Attack and not allow access to anyone until the gov't says it's safe again.
     
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    Cyberattacks gettin' worse...
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    Lawmaker: Cyberattacks against US getting worse
    Feb 10,`13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. is vulnerable to cyberattacks that could shut down financial services or destroy information that companies need for daily operations, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday.
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    How to stay connected in a power outage
    Feb 8,`13 -- Here are some tips for communicating with emergency services and loved ones as a snowstorm bears down on the Northeast:
     
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