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May 6, 2010

02:18

Hackers have successfully penetrated the sacred grounds of Twitter, Gmail, and now, for the first time... the iPad. But if you want to know when to *really* start panicking about the little men inside your computer, there's a simple rule to help you out: just listen for "cyber." 

Cyber-warfare. Cyber-espionage. Cyber-terrorism. Viruses might be annoying, but they're not going to do much damage outside of the virtual world. In this video, Science in Seconds explores some worst case scenarios.

Host: Brit Trogen

Photo credits: Mike Elgan, Anthony Ha, Jim Coleman, China Digital Times, NASA, Justgethtere.us, and Wikimedia user Eduloqui

References:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2008/0407-protect_yourself_from_computer_hackers.htm

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hacker-intrusion-on-us-power-grid-sparks-security-fears-1666392.html

http://techcrunch.com/2009/12/17/twitter-reportedly-hacked-by-iranian-cyber-army/

YOUR COMMENTS

Chris Buzon on May 06, 2010
Forget the military attacks, what if they infiltrate facebook!? *quickly deletes old messages*Seriously though, China has successfully hacked the Pentagon (allegedly), as well as google. That's not a trivial issue. Great article!

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