Originally posted by peck420
reply to post by Ex_MislTech
Edit to add, it blows my mind how many people forget that everything in our current electronic world is built upon blocks of programming by a
government agency. Specifically a military agency. Do you honestly think that any of us...and I mean ANY, could disrupt that system if the original
builders didn't want us too?
I have worked for the military before and after 911 and held a
Before as enlisted, after as contractor.
I assure you that the government is run by ppl that 99% do
not understand the equipment behind it.
They have a few sled dogs they pay well that have a pretty good clue,
and have to call in specialists and OEMs from time to time.
But by and large its poorly run and its quite obvious with fiasco's
like this one here:
The group Lopht was asked to speak before congress in regards
to threats to the internet, and they were met with laughter
but the ppl from Lopht told them what is what.
On May 19, 1998, all seven members of L0pht (Brian Oblivion, Kingpin, Mudge, Space Rogue, Stefan Von Neumann, John Tan, Weld Pond) famously
testified before the Congress of the United States that they could shut down the entire Internet in 30 minutes.
I offer that their statement was legitimate.
I also offer that now under the burden of torrent traffic this task
would be easier.
If someone has the key access to those counterfeit cisco routers
via backdoors in the fake chips it could be scripted and launched
from an iphone.
And now it would be done in seconds.
I kid you not.
The backdoor to 103 nations is wide open and they can do
almost anything they want.
Before you post how the internet is invulnerable realize I used
to be a IP/SS7 engineer for a $64 million dollar VoIP lab for Cisco.
So I can speak with some experience.
Good Luck to all the good ppl !
[edit on 4-8-2010 by Ex_MislTech]