The third digital war Part 1

During the last decade has been announced lots of predictions regarding what's going to be like prospective warfare, and also exactly what weapons it will likely be run. At the center of this zero has been developed a few apps such as its transformation of infantry components to separate electronic systems by means of augmented reality engineering. The app immediately power down, even offering the name of the majority of promising armed forces tech unmanned aerial cars. No pilots no casualties.

Nobody guessed that by 2015 probably the absolute most damaging weapon around Earth doesn't "worldwide soldier" at a "intelligent" helmet plus isn't controlled liberally, the robot has the capability to lift in the atmosphere a small town soon after among their staff pilot. The absolute most striking tech within the business of armaments would soon be simple pcs with Web access along with urges residing behind them.

Einstein needed a famed expression: "I don't actually understand what weapons will probably be ran that a fifth planet warfare, however, also the fourth will probably decidedly be fought with rocks and sticks." And apparently, a third world globe, launch it today, will probably soon be a warfare between their hackers and also pros in media safety.

Defense or attack

In the "atomic age" people are most worried about what nuclear weapons can be applied to any of them armed countries, and the string of attacks and counterattacks in the end will leave a charred planet is a radioactive desert. In our time, nuclear warheads are afraid smaller, but the information and computer networks became, respectively, new weapons and a battlefield. States boast of their armies of hackers and investments in tools of protection, not one month, not without any major leaks or break ins, and even ordinary people are increasingly worried about the safety of their personal data.

In the context of digital wars the primacy of the chicken or the egg turns to the question of what came first: attack or defense? In 1969 the U.S. Agency ARPA connects four major universities in a single computer network. First, closer cooperation, and secondly in order to have an additional communication channel in the event of hostilities in which the tradition of that time means of communication could refuse. In a broad sense, the ARPANET was the grandfather of our usual Internet and digital first means of defense.

The first cyber-attack is considered to be a gas explosion on the TRANS Siberian railway, which resulted in a "Trojan" is sewn to the program control infrastructure pump station. Despite the fact that it vaguely looks like one of the storylines of the TV series "Mr. Robot", the incident occurred back in 1982. In Thomas reed "Over the abyss. The history of the cold war, told her party" it is reported that the American "worm" that changed the instructions for the pump station caused an explosion and subsequent fire that could be seen even from space.

To the beginning of the zero variety of incidents related to cyberspace and computer networks has reached a critical mass, sufficient to state talking about the new kind of threats. The U.S. Department of defense first, it creates a special unit designed to detect and respond to cyber threats. After the States, such groups are from Korea, China and other.