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Threat to Internet

Date: June 05, 2007

In today's edition of the Wall Street Journal Europe Jim Hendler (a computer science professor at RPI) and I discuss the implications of the recent cyber-attacks against Estonia. These attacks (along with a massive attack in February against the name servers that are the backbone of the Internet) highlight a growing danger to the web from botnets (massive networks of compromised computers that are sending messages without their owners knowing.)

The scenarios aren't Hollywood. Planes won't fall out of the sky and power plants won't explode. But the growing mischief and crime on the Web is a threat to the integrity of Web and may turn what has become a ubiquitous feature of modern life into a very dangerous place.
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