Saturday, July 11, 2009

Web Warriors

How far away are we from total cyberspace catastrophe? I almost feel I should rush to get this posted while I still can. One week the CBC airs a revealing documentary saying the internet is hugely vulnerable to hackers and sabotage. Criminals, often state sponsored, working overtime to undermine society which now depends so much on computers for anything from electrical grids to transport and banking. All this could go down rapidly and life as we know it too. Russia is the source of huge numbers of full-time hackers responsible for 80% of on-line crime. Then we hear this week that North Korea and China are suspected of probing American and South Korean websites looking for weaknesses. The internet a military target and one sure way to get at an enemy? Publish. Now. Whew! Hope you get to read this.