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RE: Vulnerbilities of Interconnection
To reinforce a dissenting opinion, And your explanation accounts for suicide bombers how? I would think a smoking hole in the ground containing a train or whatever, particularly if lose of life is involved, would be much more appealing to the motivations of most terrorists than a couple of computers with blue screens of death. I would think 9-11 would provide a compelling example of current terrorist practice. Just my 2¢ Best regards, _________________________ Alan Rowland -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Dave Israel Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 1:29 PM To: email@example.com Cc: Dave Israel; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Subject: Re: Vulnerbilities of Interconnection On 9/5/2002 at 16:01:02 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org said: > > > > The thing is, the major cuts are not "attacks;" the backhoe > > operators aren't gunning for our fiber (no matter how much it seems > > like they are). If I wanted to disrupt traffic, intentionally and > > maliciously, I would not derail a train into a fiber path. Doing so > > would be very difficult, and the legal ramifications (murder, > > destruction of property, etc, etc) are quite clear and severe. > > However, if I ping-bomb you from a thousand "0wn3d" PCs on cable > > modems, I never had to leave my parents' basement, I'm harder to > > trace by normal police methods, and the question of which laws that > > can be applied to me is less clear. > > This fails to address how this affects someone who has no problem with > legal ramfications - i.e. a terrorist. Even a terrorist will tend towards things that allow him to continue to be a terrorist. If I can do X amount of damage, and get caught, or do X amount of damage, and not get caught, then he'll do the second. Even a terrorist that will die to kill will probably not die to inconvenience.