posted on May, 4 2012 @ 07:06 PM
I have thought about this ever since the last Die Hard movie...lol. It is true that there is no protection on these networks. All it would take is for
a "hacker", who doesn't even have malicious intent, to do what hackers do and spread information freely, which would entice those with questionable
ethics to start toying with these systems, networks, and grids. Any system can be broken, for the most part, if it is connected to a network of other
systems, because there is actually a link that can be established between the cracker and the target system.
Security has developed greatly for computers and networks because the white hats try to stay ahead of the black hats by being the first to identify
vulnerabilities and patching them...But in this case, there is no one there to do this...No one to "fix" or patch the system. So once the floodgates
open, there will be a huge scramble by companies and governments to put some kind of defense network in place.
I am hypothesizing that we will witness the birth of an entirely new industry involving security. So after the system is cracked there will be a lapse
of time before it is fixed, if ever, and that is when the population will suffer. There ARE people out there who would love to bring the grid down,
just to do it, so hoping it won't happen is not an option.