Shit is real in the online battlefield….
Some people believe taking a computer offline makes it impossible to hack. These offline PC attacks show it’s not as safe as you imagine.
Data breaches are rapidly becoming a part of everyday online life. Even a cursory glance at the news highlights the latest leak of confidential or personal information onto the internet. While many people are increasingly concerned by these developments, it can often seem as though you are powerless against them.
This is a wild ass story about how the Net used to be VERY vulnerable….
On the evening of November 2, 1988, in a quiet computer lab at MIT, a student majorly screwed up.
Robert Tappan Morris, a 23-year-old computer science student at Cornell University, had written 99 lines of code and launched the program onto the ARPANET, the early foundation of the Internet. Unbeknownst to him, he had just unleashed one of the Internet’s first self-replicating, self-propagating worm – “the Morris Worm” – and it would change the way we saw the Internet forever.
They been doin this shit for about a decade now…
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