Originally Posted by Humanfactor
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