posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 06:53 AM
originally posted by: searcherfortruth
Lately, I have just been full of pondering really weird questions and one of them that came to me today is this one; Should there be an IEBS?
Would it be possible to instigate one and what are the ramifications of such a possibility? Do you think countries have the capability of using kill
switches to disrupt Internet connections? Should they be able to if not? I think there is censure involved in certain places, right?
With all the hackers out there, would it be a wise choice to have such a system in place? I did a search and wasn't able to find anything about the
implementation of such a system, do you think they are trying to do so, yet?
Well, if by 'internet' you mean the world wide web it would be pretty simple for the ISP's to have every http-request redirected to a 'splash screen'
of sorts that would show the emergency broadcast. (From there you would obviously have the opportunity to access that web as usual)
It is so simple that ISP's could have such a system ready in a couple of hours - the most complicated part would be to agree on how it should be
activated - should FEMA have direct access or should FEMA contact the ISP's to get it activated, and if so, be which means etc.
Sure, hackers could possibly activate it, but the damage would be minimal - a real scenario would have the traditional EBS activated too, so a quick
glance on the TV is all it would take to confirm or dismiss it. Of course the traditional EBS may be hacked too, but that could happen regardless of
the existence of an IEBS.
What you DO NOT want to do is to make a system that takes over your device to warn you. That would be a bad, bad, idea hack that, and you can
effectively shut down most avenues of communication for the citizens.
But as long as you make the system passive as suggested, then why not? If everyone in America would get the message as soon as they used the web, the
information would spread at a crazy pace.