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Re: Vulnerbilities of Interconnection

  • From: alex
  • Date: Fri Sep 06 10:05:15 2002

> > Is there a general consensus that cyber/internal attacks are more
> > effective/dangerous than physical attacks.  Anecdotally it seems the
> > largest Internet downages have been from physical cuts or failures.
> 
> It depends on what you consider and internet outage. Or how you define
> that. IMHO.

Lets bring this discussion to a some common ground -

What kind of implact on the global internet would we see should we observe
nearly simultaneous detonation of 500 kilogramms of high explosives at N of the
major known interconnect facilities? 

Alex





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