I panicked over reports that terrorists
were going to nuke the Internet and
all I got was this lousy defacement.
|THE FUD & HYPE
(circa August 24th, 2004)
Headlines generated over the claims of an imminent "Cyber-Terrorism" threat.
Reading the news of late is like witnessing all security issues
being reduced to a "Rocking Chair" modality. Everyone's
put a helluva lot of energy and effort into this mess, but
we are still going nowhere fast!||
August 25th, 2004
Talking Points for the Media (drafted by several
well-known and published security professionals)
No other security site has issued an alert on this matter; that alone
shows how baseless this "threat" truly is.
Massive attacks on the Internet are like conspiracy theories: those
that are predicted don't occur and those that occur were never predicted. After all, no-one ever
foresaw the 2003 incident in which 6 of the 13 root servers were DoS'd.
Should we be concerned about security at this time? Of course!
But no more so than any other day. Scrambling to patch systems in advance of a "threat" such
as this is foolhardy and not the way to enact meaningful security.
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[Okay, joke's over...]