Monday, January 16, 2017

Worried About Cyberwar? Worry About Squirrels Instead

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WASHINGTON — Most media reports of cyberattacks and cyberwar are inaccurate and sensationalized, the veteran security researcher known as Space Rogue told the ShmooCon hacker conference here yesterday (Jan. 13).
     The threat of computer-based attacks upon the United States' critical national infrastructure is real, he said.  But the constant, dire predictions of massive cyberattacks, especially concerning the North American electrical power grid, are exaggerated and misleading. The predictions and warnings are themselves dangerous because they make political leaders too ready to start real wars over what may be imagined attacks....,news-24283.html

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