how long do you think the net can last with all the virus writers and crackers
its starting to strain as it is it can last that much longer the amount of virus's are going to over power the most advanced firewalls and anti-virus programmes. it is going to get to a point where virsu writers develop a code un recognised by all anti-vius progs and will be able to manipulate the very built in command set on your hardware surely?
if it gets to that point there will be no other option than to shut the net down for ever??
There to thick to think of that, theyll all be like oh crap we have no net and only there selfs to blame, we just have to stay one step ahead to stop this from happening but it's increseing at an unstopablle rate as internet connections rise in speed and storage increases.
that's my point they are going to bring the net down which is the lifeline to many companies for example easyjet and other online only companies
now adays there are virus which disguise them selves as a standard program hell for all you know MSN or even mindows media player could be logging information about your pc and relaying to other ppl without you knowing that how advanced viruses are now adays
They are working on "The Internet 2" thankfully, which is supposedly going to be more secure.
But seriously, the current internet is very insecure. I watched something on TV the other day that described how one sophisticated group of hackers could easly take down the entire DNS system.
(DNS is how websites are named. A group of hackers could take down these name servers easily, and the internet would be really tough to get around.)
Think of it this way. Breaking into cars requires less skill and intelligence than breaking into computers. And cars do get broken into every day, and it costs society a couple of billion each year. But it hasn't made cars go away!
It's just part of the natural order of things-- there are predators, parasites, and prey. Try not to be prey, and you'll be okay.
ahh.. nope, this war will last forever.
A hacker will come up with his software, then an anti-hacking face will come up with it's solution.. it will last forever.