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Inside the secret digital arms race: Facing the threat of a global cyberwar - Feature - TechRepublic

Inside the secret digital arms race: Facing the threat of a global cyberwar - Feature - TechRepublic | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
As nations spend billions of dollars stockpiling digital weapons and tension grows between them, the risk of world cyber warfare has suddenly turned offensive.
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"The internet of things, and even wearable tech, bring with them great potential, but unless these systems are incredibly well-secured, they could be easy targets to compromise.

Cyberwarfare might seem like a remote, fanciful threat, but digital weapons could create the most personal attacks possible. Sure, it's hard to see much horror lurking in a denial of service attack against your internet-enabled toothbrush (or the fabled internet fridge) but the idea of an attack that turned your gadgets, your car or even your home against you is one we need to be aware of.

We tend to think of our use of technology as insulating us from risk, but in future that may no longer be the case. If cyberwar ever becomes a reality, the home front could become an unexpected battlefield."

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Militarisation of cyberspace: how the global power struggle moved online

Militarisation of cyberspace: how the global power struggle moved online | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

Rise of cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure on both sides of Atlantic calls for creation of cyberweapons and new rules for use

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Meet ‘Flame,’ The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers

Meet ‘Flame,’ The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of ...
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