08 Nov '11, 9pm

#security Cyber weaknesses 'should deter US from attacking other countries'

WASHINGTON - America's critical computer networks are so vulnerable to attack that it should deter the country's leaders from going to war with other nations, a former top United States cyber security official said. Mr Richard Clarke, a top adviser to three presidents, joined a number of US military and civilian experts in offering a dire assessment of America's cyber security at a conference on Monday, saying the country simply cannot protect its critical networks. Mr Clarke said if he was advising the President he would warn against attacking other countries because so many of them - including China, North Korea, Iran and Russia - could retaliate by launching devastating cyber attacks that could destroy power grids, banking networks or transportation systems. The US military, he said, is entirely dependent on computer systems and could end up in a future conflict in whic...

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