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Cyberwar Will Suck
I found the eWeekEurope.co.uk headline difficult to understand...

eWeekEurope.co.uk::RSA: Cyber War Mass Hysteria Is Hindering Security

On the same day I saw the following.

   "Cyber war is a terrible metaphor," said the US government's 
    cybersecurity czar Howard Schmidt. "Don't make it something 
    it's not." Internet attacks from hackers, spies and terrorist 
    groups deserves serious attention, he said, but this should 
    not be "to the extent of mass hysteria."

Computing security guru Bruce Schneier fears we are on the "verge of an IT arms race. "We haven't seen offensive cyber weapons companies, but they are coming," he said. "Big defence contractors are working on this -- you know they would be dumb not to."

Wired.com::Cyberwar Issues Likely to Be Addressed Only After a Catastrophe

[28 August 2011, top]
Cutting Cables
@nanofoo received the following tweet from @Slashdot on 2011.04.07.
	Elderly Georgian Woman Cuts Armenian Internet 
	http://bit.ly/hcu1P0

After the Freedom Trail I walked over the Longfellow Bridge to Cambridge and visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Roamed hallways, visited a classroom and found network cabling in an MIT basement.

[08 April 2011, top]
RSA Hit By A Cyber-Attack
RT @Slashdot...
RSA SecurID Customers Fear Fallout From Targeted Attack 
On Security Firm -- InformationWeek http://t.co/CbplhRh
Art Coviello, Executive Chairman of RSA, wrote an "Open Letter to RSA Customers" that started with the following.
   "Like any large company, EMC experiences and successfully repels 
    multiple cyber attacks on its IT infrastructure every day. Recently, 
    our security systems identified an extremely sophisticated cyber 
    attack in progress being mounted against RSA." 

RSA.com::Open Letter to RSA Customers

[21 March 2011, top]
About the Security Watchdog
The Security Watchdog started 2011 with 522 postings. This blog was started during March of 2000 and the current world of computer security is worse now than it was then. Needless to say, there will always be content for the Security Watchdog for at least the next couple of years.

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[10 February 2011, top]


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