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    Re: Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated By Spies

    No system connected to a computer is safe from hacking, period. The networks we rely on today for efficiency and convenience are the same networks that allow this kind of security violation to take place. It's not simply a matter of patching holes, but having a dedicated team constantly surveying the network looking for weaknesses as they are exploited. You can't always know there is a problem until someone tries to take advantage of it.

    Surely there must be a way to have a functional electrical grid that does not rely on such a widespread network.

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    Re: Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated By Spies

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    No system connected to a computer is safe from hacking, period. The networks we rely on today for efficiency and convenience are the same networks that allow this kind of security violation to take place. It's not simply a matter of patching holes, but having a dedicated team constantly surveying the network looking for weaknesses as they are exploited. You can't always know there is a problem until someone tries to take advantage of it.

    Surely there must be a way to have a functional electrical grid that does not rely on such a widespread network.
    The Internet was never designed with security in mind. It was intended as a closed system for the military.
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    Re: Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated By Spies

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The Internet was never designed with security in mind. It was intended as a closed system for the military.
    And belive me the millitary has all kinds of problems with keeping our net secure. I feel that this is one of the major security fields we will need to be watching in the future and one of the most damaging.

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    Re: Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated By Spies

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The Internet was never designed with security in mind. It was intended as a closed system for the military.
    A wide area network using existing infrastructure was never truly closed.

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