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  • Locking Down the Internet

    Another one of those bills that gives you the warm and fuzzys...

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10320096-38.html

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    Re: Locking Down the Internet

    Originally posted by Josh View Post
    Another one of those bills that gives you the warm and fuzzys...

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10320096-38.html
    Oh yea, Another 4 / 5 years and the internet will not be the same.
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      Re: Locking Down the Internet

      Our government must control everything... for our protection of course.

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        Originally posted by Josh View Post
        Our government must control everything... for our protection of course.

        Could you imagine if they shut it down for just one day?

        My gawd.......Just think of Amazon, ebay, UPS tracking etc.

        One day "locked down" would cripple the ecommerce industry for weeks,

        They DO NOT want to ever shut the internet...

        What about all the people that work online for any company that uses the internet?

        Would everyone just get a day off?

        Un - real. .......

        Thanks for the link !!
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          Re: Locking Down the Internet

          On the surface this looks like a horrible idea, and it probably is.

          But it's worth remembering that the next generation of terrorism isn't going to be some idiot with a bomb on his chest, it's going to be 100 million of us waking up one day to find our bank accounts empty, or our social security numbers changed, or that our credit cards won't work, or all the airplane flight routes running into each other.

          And our government isn't ready for any of it. Despite what they claim, in my opinion, neither are the private network systems in the US. Does this bill solve that or even give us an emergency response of some sort? I have no idea, probably not. But it does highlight the fact that our whole country could be crippled by a few kids in a room packed with computers a lot faster than it could be crippled by some guy with a suitcase bomb.

          Something to think about.

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            Re: Locking Down the Internet

            Unrelated but important. Wireless security is anything but. WPA is a joke, and the latest incarnation has been cracked too. It can be broken in less than a minute. If you use wireless for your laptop or iPod around the house or office, add MAC filtering to your security setup and use AES security encryption.
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              Re: Locking Down the Internet

              Originally posted by PlumbingSkool View Post
              They DO NOT want to ever shut the internet...

              What about all the people that work online for any company that uses the internet?
              If, like on Wednesday some stray backhoe or other piece of construction equipment knocks out your office buildings network for 24 hours and you can't even make phone calls you feel pretty useless and restless.

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              • #8
                Re: Locking Down the Internet

                Originally posted by cpw View Post
                if, like on wednesday some stray backhoe or other piece of construction equipment knocks out your office buildings network for 24 hours and you can't even make phone calls you feel pretty useless and restless.

                ya = :=)
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