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Cyber warfare is't all that scary... That time when some Estonian servers were attacked only a few were completely down or on backup servers ( P.S. Estonia is one of the most "wired/wireless" countries in the world). There were reports that several bank sites were attacked, but still stood up to it. My favourit news site was down. I got a bit paranoyd and now i have 3 firewalls on my laptop. The attacks were just client connection spoofs which made the servers overload.
3 firewalls? Doesn't that cause you massive problems due to conflicting?
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3 firewalls? Doesn't that cause you massive problems due to conflicting?
I dont know for sure.. but it sounds like some zer0 c00l stuff from that movie hackers

AC1D BURN !!!!!!!!
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No i doesn't (i've never thought of that). But all of them complete eachother + i have a Buffalo wireless router with an 11 digit WEP encription and a built in firewall so that makes up 4 firewalls!!!
I guess that for me it's safety first, second, third and fourth...
P.S. I am not that kind of a paranoyd freak you might think i am.
Edited by Humanfactor - 5/13/08 at 12:36pm
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3 firewalls? Doesn't that cause you massive problems due to conflicting?
Rarely. I think you may be thinking of conflicts between multiple DHCP allocations on the same network, which is usually only possible with routers that play nicely with multiple DHCP protocols.
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hmmmmmm AC1D BURN
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Windows 7, you can now take over countries!
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No i doesn't (i've never thought of that). But all of them complete eachother + i have a Buffalo wireless router with an 11 digit WEP encription and a built in firewall so that makes up 4 firewalls!!!
I guess that for me it's safety first, second, third and fourth...
P.S. I am not that kind of a paranoyd freak you might think i am.
Lol @ WEP, you should change to WPA2 and grab a full ASCII 63 character key from https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm if your serious.

As for the gov't conducting DDoS attacks, I'm sure if enacted it will be used to take down non-savory sites in the US and enforce police state philosophies, ect.
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Cyber warfare is't all that scary... That time when some Estonian servers were attacked only a few were completely down or on backup servers ( P.S. Estonia is one of the most "wired/wireless" countries in the world). There were reports that several bank sites were attacked, but still stood up to it. My favourit news site was down. I got a bit paranoyd and now i have 3 firewalls on my laptop. The attacks were just client connection spoofs which made the servers overload.
That's a very shortsighted view. Nothing major has ever happened in the cyber warfare front, but that absolutely does not mean that it is not threat. Every part of our economy, infrastructure, military, and every other facet of our lives is increasingly wired and increasingly dependent on the tubes. Computers are big juicy targets that will not go forever without organized, state-backed, malicious, devastating attacks. Malware aside, computers are used exclusively for peaceful purposes. How long can that really last?

Btw - using 3 firewalls is like using 3 condoms. It doesn't actually make you safer and makes it a pain in the *** to do your thing
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This has severe 3rd amendment implications.

What is the definition of "peacetime" ?

Are bots considered soldiers? Are American's PC's considered houses? Regardless, the bot "soldiers" would be "quartered" in a PC within a house. I'd venture to say that if they do this without our consent, it's a severe 3rd amendment violation. The key is, in peacetime.

Technically we are "at war" right now, so they say. They could be infecting us, RIGHT NOW!!! Gaahhh!

I doubt this will happen to home PC's. The govt. would sooner turn to it's more powerful and trusting ally, Big Business. Satellite TV, POS systems (a huge potential bot housing, as they are all already connected online)

How does the NYSE system work? What protection do they have? Just even a single day down really really screws things up for us. This is more likely to happen than the govt. using civilian PC's for a botnet. They don't have to worry about the 3rd amendment with business, the FCC and Patriot Act could force it upon any business that uses connects remotely with another server.
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