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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 1:05 p.m. PST


Are UK's military systems also that integrated?

PS. Reminds me a little of this 2013 film:


28mm Fanatik16 Apr 2018 1:31 p.m. PST

Same reason why Kaspersky anti-virus software is too risky?

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 2:05 p.m. PST

The article doesn't mention military systems.

It is talking about kit like domestic routers in people's homes that have been supplied by their telecoms company.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

Cerdic: "The article doesn't mention military systems."

That's why I'm asking.

Some things should not be outsourced. Power grids, banking networks, military, etc.


Lion in the Stars16 Apr 2018 5:12 p.m. PST

You know, that's the funny thing about the internet. It's fully capable of still sending messages around even with large parts of it not working (as long as there is ONE functional connection route to any point, it will work). Almost like it was designed to still work when someone is busy nuking the country…

Striker16 Apr 2018 5:53 p.m. PST

Didn't Atlanta just come out of a ransomware attack? It sounds like the normal "save money no matter what is at risk" idea. Maybe not related: the family that found out someone got into their wifi baby monitor and was talking to their kid and moving the camera around. Like Jurassic Park, nobody's asking if we should.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 8:21 p.m. PST

That is why I will never buy a coffe pot made before 1980. Them Commie bastards wants to pollute our precious bodily fluids!

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Apr 2018 8:57 p.m. PST

Before 1980?

Are you kidding me? It's all the newer stuff you gotta really watch out for! :)


Kropotkin30317 Apr 2018 12:50 p.m. PST

Lion, as I understand it that was the whole reason to invent the internet. Dispersed networks that would still work when the rest of the country was obliterated.

Can't still believe that it was released gratis to the whole world.

Of course some countries wish it had not been.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member17 Apr 2018 1:02 p.m. PST


Like my uncle said to me a few weeks before he passed, it was the West's final big attempt to create and/or exploit chinks in the armor of the remaining totalitarian regimes.

But perhaps we might experience a boomerang effect that puts our networks at risk.


Lion in the Stars19 Apr 2018 1:33 p.m. PST

@Kropotkin303: This forum needs a sarcasm font, since I thought most everyone here knew the history of ARPANet.

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