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Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by GenerationGap
The fact that the gullible public even believes in a "kill switch" is laughable.
Are you aware that there are thousands of hackers/crackers out there that will no doubt work overtime to override such a "kill switch"?
I don't think such a thing is possible and even if it were, there are more dangerous things to worry about. No internet? No problem! There's a whole world out there waiting to be discovered.
Egypt was able to turn off the Internet by forcing its relatively few Internet Service Providers to shut down their servers. In Libya, the servers are answering and the route is open but the traffic is being throttled down to zero. If the U.S government told the major Tier 1 ISPs to close, that’s technically not a single “kill switch” but it would cause a shutdown. In fact, one report claims, in the event of a cyberwar, an Internet shutdown would cause more problems that it would prevent.
uhhh.. we are binded to an EMF, the SUN is the ONE source that could shut it down, you are just another smart ass who doesnt have anything to back up his mockery.
Originally posted by asd161
So nothing happened at least not that I'm aware of. What I don't get is why the FBI had a link to scan peoples computer. I wonder how many people went to that link.
The original intent of giving the President authority to protect the U.S. and U.S. national security interests — such as critical infrastructure providers — against cyber security attack, while well intentioned, is fundamentally-flawed technical policy.
Implementing such a switch would be difficult technically. The Internet is a dynamic and distributed network implemented by a number of large service providers with many downstream smaller service providers.
Replication and redundancy was built into the network design from its original ARPANET origins in routing and naming to protect against single-failure modes in the Internet. The Internet simply routes around outages and disruptions.
But, none of this is really relevant because the intent is really to give the President “authority” to direct the service providers and potentially the military (US CYBERCOM) to take down Internet connectivity in the event of cyber attack.
What would it take to put it in place: Putting an Internet kill switch into practice is not a technical issue. It’s really about giving the President the authority and then getting all service providers to agree to null route Internet requests. So, it takes authority and cooperation to implement an Internet kill switch.
From a technical perspective, there is more damage that will be caused by disconnecting or shutting down the Internet than good. So many services now ride the Internet backbone including the power grid, industrial control, telecom, transportation, banking, military command & control, and of course all manner of business communications and logistics.
originally posted by: GenerationGap
Essentially, this is DHS putting us behind their firewall that they control on Monday. If your network goes down its not because you have a virus...It's because you don't have THEIR program (the real virus IHMO).
originally posted by: GenerationGap
a reply to: GenerationGap
I'm getting the feeling this was recently activated in a wet run on the north east corridor.
It was blamed on a DDOS attack leveraging security vulnerabilities in common appliances, but this very well could be the internet kill switch; stories of hacker collectives and foreign states are information subterfuge. Obama wanted an internet kill switch controlled by the executive branch, and the executive branch now has it and has deployed it in the wild.
Set your readiness levels to high, things may get interesting rather quickly.
originally posted by: disclosure
Denial of service...hmmmm www.networkworld.com...
It appears that AT&T was hacked to pieces right under the MSMs noses.
Ask yourself who the few customers are. When few equals fortune 100, what type of security problem do you have as a network provider