[LINK] why calm, rational thought is required....
stil at stilgherrian.com
Mon Feb 12 13:53:35 EST 2007
> What they'll use all their workstations to send PING packets :)
> Or send Stealth bombers to drop bombs on residential homes in Ugawantstan?
The latter, probably, or a cruise missile.
Consider, in the Serbia-Bosnia war, there's already a well-documented case
of a website that was publishing what was seen as propaganda". The US didn't
bother with a "cyber" attack to get rid of it, they just lobbed a cruise
missile into it.
As a friend pointed out when he was working in special forces unit, the most
effectively way to get the root password to a Unix server isn't some
complicated technical thing -- just hold a gun to the sysadmin's head.
OTOH, "use all their workstations to send PING"... have you considered the
possibility that maybe the world's greatest superpower has put just a little
bit more thought (and more resources!) into this stuff than what you (or I)
can think of in a throwaway comment on a Monday afternoon?
I'm guessing there's already plenty of capability in place.
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