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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Hacking - Article Well Worth Reading

    Why a near-miss cyberattack put US officials and the tech industry on edge
    By Raphael Satter
    April 5, 20245:51 PM EDTUpdated 2 days ag0

    https://www.reuters.com/technology/c...ge-2024-04-05/

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    Re: Hacking - Article Well Worth Reading

    That's a pretty interesting story.
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    Re: Hacking - Article Well Worth Reading

    Yeah, that's insane that it almost worked but its not too surprising. Given enough time I suppose anything is possible.
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    Re: Hacking - Article Well Worth Reading

    I never realized that opensource software was a large part of the internet. That seems like a dangerous concept, considering how much our computers/phones are interfaced with the internet.

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    Re: Hacking - Article Well Worth Reading

    Look at Bootstrap, last reading I saw roughly 25% of the internet uses it and it's open-source.

    That's just one example, but there are plenty of examples out there.
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    Re: Hacking - Article Well Worth Reading

    Oh, it's all supported by open source:

    https://xkcd.com/2347/

    If it's in an xkcd comic, it's real.

    And when you get right down to it, the example in that article is not all that far off the Snake Game thread that has become such a legend here.
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    Re: Hacking - Article Well Worth Reading

    I never realized that opensource software was a large part of the internet. That seems like a dangerous concept, considering how much our computers/phones are interfaced with the internet.
    Actually, with open-source software, you have lots of potential eyes looking at the code. That is how issues like this are found. With closed source, you have to hope the company that is trying to maximize their profit spends a few bucks on people to review their software for issues. Insiders and outside hackers have done similar things to closed-source software (SolarWinds).

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