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Internet: Basket In Which We Put All Our Eggs

May 30, 2013, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)

It's not very comforting to realize that something I figured-out, as ignorant as I am, back in the 1990s is only now being understood by those who are being paid big bucks to protect us. It's also not very comforting to know that the controls for nuclear power plants and the like are accessible by the same Internet that can't keep credit card numbers safe despite draconian requirements by Visa and Master Card. I???m not going to ask "why?" I'm not going to point out that for several decades we seemed to run our power plants just fine without our engineers being able to make adjustments on a laptop from home.

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