Homeland Insecurity

April 13, 2006 at 3:36 pm | Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

In this post 9/11 environment, many have thought that Intenet-based attacks from terrorists or their allies would be limited in scope and damage. I’ve always assumed that critical infrastructure like nuclear power plants and air traffic control were not connected to the Internet in such a way that they could be compromised.

Unfortunately, this Wired article shows that it is possible to launch a coordinated action using the Internet to disable or divert resources before the acutal (physical) attacks takes place. This is more an example of government incompetence than it is about Microsoft’s insecure operating systems.

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