Posted by maz on October 9th, 2011
It sounds like SciFi but it’s reality in 2011: “Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet”
At the same time nearly every day new messages about hacked databases and published personal data reach us – you all know the group called Anonymous.
So hackers can break into (air) traffic control systems, the NASA network, intelligence corps, health insurance and police databases as well as army systems and air force drones. Is hoping that the ideas, that inevitably come up in our minds won’t turn into reality, the only thing we can do? Well, we can try to secure and encrypt all our data but history taught us that mostly hackers are by far faster than data security experts.
The solution (at least if you have a disposedness to black humor): We all can hope that hackers are peaceloving idealists with a vow of poverty.