Cyber Security (A little more security for freedom?)

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Cyber Security (A little more security for freedom?)

Postby jshaw10 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:50 am

Cyber Security needs to be top priority among Americans even though it will affect our privacy and freedom on the internet. America utilizes the internet the most, but with our lack of cyber security it is dangerous if we do not have cyber security. Your bank account, social security number, address and phone numbers all can be viewed by a skilled hacker. The electricity you use to keep your house warm during winter or cool during the summer can be turned off by cyber criminals. Your Cars and computers can be damaged or tampered with. The bank you use can be robbed and your life savings gone. Your prescription information and records can be deleted. You can even be stalked or harassed by cyber criminals. So if you think about it, don’t you think a little more security is worth it? Your children would be safer; essentially your life would remain secure and easy. The president of the United States said at a speech “We know that cyber intruders have probed our electrical grid, and that in other countries cyber-attacks have plunged entire cities into darkness”, “It is now clear this cyber threat is one [of] the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation”.
FBI scams is one of the top ten cybercrimes, which are fake messages sent to the victims to look like an official FBI notice in order to get information or money from them. Another is Advanced Fee Fraud which they make it seem like you have to pay for something first in order to receive something or to cover some kind of incidental cost or expense. Like craigslist scams, asking you to send the money to them in another state for them to send the item or service to you. There are many others such as Identity theft, Non-delivery, overpayment fraud, SPAM, credit card fraud, auction fraud, and computer damage. Banks have lost millions of dollars from cyber-attacks but in a business that relies on trust to conduct business, they wouldn’t want the public eye to know about this great loss. President Obama of the United States is creating a Cyber Security office in the White House in order to defend america from all of these threats. It is a multi-billion dollar plan in order to make the internet safer and defend our digital infrastructures. Before this plan took effect there was no office that was directly in charge of cyber security which caused poor coordination and communication in an effort to protect our network. This made it possible for a group of organized hackers to steal about a terabyte of information from the United States government database. Which only contains around 12 terabytes total. They have hacked into live feed of the U.S. Predator Drones and downloaded the latest U.S. Military fighter jet project. Last November, a hacker was able to bypass the encryption software and firewalls of one of the most sensitive U.S. military computer systems and sit and watch for several days. Which means they could interfere, watch, read, and control military command. But to be fair the U.S. is considered to be the top of the cyber war ladder.
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Re: Cyber Security (A little more security for freedom?)

Postby jshaw10 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:56 am

My sources are BBC news, The White house library, cbs news, IC3 (internet Crime Complaint Center) and the United States Department of Justice Archive (Computer and Fraud Abuse act Chapter 1) Hoping for some opposing views :]
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