Forwarded from: Aj Effin Reznor <ajat_private> "InfoSec News was known to say....." > --> "commercial aircraft as bomb" is VERY feasible but NOT likely; > --> "computer virus as bomb" is NOT feasible but VERY likely. This is debatable. However before I (and hopefully the rest of the more vocal subscribers) jump in..... > Knowles & others (e.g. Michael Vatis, Richard Clarke) could > validate their cyber-terrorism arguments with just one -- I > repeat, ONE -- technologically feasible idea for destroying > America with a computer virus. We need a clear cut definition of "destroy America". Without that well-defined objective, this becomes an arguement that spirals onward without termination as people produce wild, vivid and sometimes even feasible scenarios, and the whole while the issuer of said challenger keeps backing up and applying more and more outlandish criteria to keep the "you can't fill the bill" statement, well, unfilled. So, what's it mean, your statement? What destroys Amerika? A "virus" (or maybe more applicably, a worm) that downs the Internet? Only the core routers? A majority (50% +1) ? Hoses primary DNS servers? Something not internet related? Hoses the economy? Causes a vast majority of the populace to lose faith (I mean, moreso than the standard levels of complaining and disenfranchisement) ? Tell us what "destroys America" exactly, so we can try to tell you how it's done :) > Rob Rosenberger, Vmyths editor > Truth about computer virus hysteria > http://Vmyths.com Nice to meet ya, Rob. FWIW (and I'm not expecting much) I personally found site navigation easier on the old kumite site (not to attack or critique you in this forum. Apologies if it sounds as such, not my intention). -aj. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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