Thursday, January 27, 2011

25 Years of Digital Vandalism - NYTimes.com

Excerpt from a timely and important William Gibson reality check

Any hobbyist worth his or her salt will, in turn, be admiring the Stuxnet code that shut down the Iranian centrifuges, looking to imitate and improve on it. And non-state players, from digital vandals to terrorists, will be casting an appraising eye, if they haven’t already, at the computers that monitor and control more ordinary but nonetheless critical systems: water treatment and distribution, sewage, oil and gas pipelines, electrical transmission lines, wind farms and nuclear power plants.

25 Years of Digital Vandalism - NYTimes.com

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