|Quoting Tugger (Reply 84):|
Yeah, sure..... Theoretically a lot of crap can happen. But you know what? It doesn't. And it won't. No one is going to
shut down the US economy. Boy, I am disgusted with the ridiculous fear spouting I see going on. The stupid fear you are living under is insane. What if our founding fathers had thought as you do? "Oh no! Eek! England might do something bad to us if we declare independence! We'd better not do that...."
Stand up, do what is right and needs to be done. If someone decides to punch you in the mouth for doing that then fight back you wimps.
Wow, talking about getting the point all wrong...
You state that that large scale cyberterrorism/cyberattacks are impossible. I could do it myself. From my computer, at home, I could shut down a significant portion of communications, both phone and internet. I can do that as part of my job and I have the codes and know-how - and I am by no means a computer expert. I could erase my companies payroll and tax files. And my company has been under continuous hack attacks for years. True story - last year we put in place a sophisticated little bit of custom software that would detect hack attempts - so that we could block IPs etc before we had a confirmed break-in. We turned it on (I was in the room) and immediately all the alarms started going off. It appears that hacks were attempted, several times per second, 24 hours per day. They are using random number/character generators to continuously try to find username/passwords/backdoor codes etc. The IPs keep changing, using anonymous servers all over the world.
Ask any expert on the matter, cyberwarfare is real, and one day someone is going to pull the trigger in a big way. Your burying your head in the sand and putting your fingers in your ears will not stop it. You sound like one of those people who could not believe that people would suicide-dive multiple airliners into the WTC.
If I were CinC, i would be instructing my military and technical services to come up with a way to strike back electronicaly. Our own cyberwarfare battleplan. If a nation such as NK
attacks us, the next day none of their computers work, their worldwide bank accounts (including the ruling families) find their foreign accounts vanished without a trace, and so forth. Just like any other method of war, you have to able to hurt them worse than they hurt you.
Democrats haven't been this angry since we took away their slaves.