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Cut the Cord

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The danger inherent in a cord connecting millions of people to a vital, now-ubiquitous infrastructure network being strung along the bottom of the sea should be obvious to most. However, due to cost implications, upgrading the physical security and redundancy of major internet pathways has been a back-burner issue.

No longer.

While the blogosphere is currently full of insinuations of US-Israeli conspiracies to attack Iran under an internet blackout, in reality that seems fairly far-fetched and, frankly, frivolous. The real concern here should be that actual threats to international stability get wind of how incredibly easy it is to disrupt these lines, considering the anchor of a ship is currently regarded as the most likely cause of this disruption.


Written by generalsam

February 7, 2008 at 7:41 pm