Monday, August 18, 2008

The Web Ushers In New Weapons of War and Terrorism

Dr. Dorothy Denning writes in Scientific American:

In the early days of the Internet, optimists projected that it would usher in an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Maybe this will happen yet, but currently the net is proving to be a powerful tool in the hands of criminals and terrorists.

On top of the rising number of globally based online thieves bent on stealing our identities and money, a growing cadre of state and nonstate actors are adding Internet weapons to their traditional arsenals that can be unleashed in cyber attacks.

More here.


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