Internet Kill Switch and the Problems in Egypt

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Re: Internet Kill Switch and the Problems in Egypt

Posted 02 February 2011 - 08:12 AM

Do Nuclear power plants have kill switches? That would certainly solve that problem :walkman:
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Re: Internet Kill Switch and the Problems in Egypt

Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:50 PM

Not necessarily. Nuclear power plants don't get national alerts before the president does. In addition to that, who is to say that the power plants will all be able to cut everything off from the Internet in time? The idea is that:

1. President gets word of cyber attack that could take down critical infrastructure.
2. President says, "Kill it!"
3. All power grids and anything critical is cut off from the Internet.
4. Power grids and critical infrastructure continue functioning, just with restricted access.
5. ???
6. Profit!

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Re: Internet Kill Switch and the Problems in Egypt

Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:55 AM

I think you're making some assumptions about my last statement... the biggest being that it was a serious one :walkman:
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