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About cyberterrorism

How do you define cyberterrorism? The definition of cyberterrorism is since the 90s highly debated because it is not easy to define how devastating the damages of a computer attack are. However, according to many sources in the Internet, it appears that the definition of to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is the one accepted by many people. According to the FBI, cyberterrorism is any “premeditated, politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programs, and data which results in violence against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents.”. Unlike virus or computer attack that results in a (distributed) denial of service, a cyberterrorist attack is designed to cause physical violence or extreme financial harm. Possible cyberterrorist targets include the banking industry, military installations, power plants, air traffic control centers, and water systems. This definition is quite narrow because it compares cyberterrorism with traditional terrorism. There are several other definitions which define it much more generally as any computer crime targeting computer networks without necessarily affecting real world infrastructure, property, or lives.     Do you think the threat of cyberterrorism is real?  Why or why not? It all depends about which definition of Cyberterrorism are we talking…

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How to make a mediacenter PC and record video from TV

It all started when a friend told me that he is building a router with a all-in-one motherboard with an Atom processor inside. I always wanted to build a computer in order to solve these problems: to be there for the entire family at any time, even if I am not at home my and Mihaela’s calendars are merged, common appointments are automatically added to both of us, remote access is possible direct access to the entire videos (all possible formats including ISOs and MKV), photos (all formats including ORF), music collection(many formats, including AAE) is possible. A prerequisite for this is have a mediacenter software which  simply works without patching it every week compiling weeks packages in order to hope to make it work and render all formats mentioned above and last but not least I can record cartoons from TV for my son without having to be in front of the TV! A prerequisite for this is Have a TV-Tuner (either internal or external via USB) which can receive the programs via cable or via satellite Have drivers for the operating system I have chosen Be able to control it from that operating system and mediacenter software So, these are my…

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The source of the article ist the statistics for July, published in the techblog: “Because of the holiday season, many people started to buy games and spend more time in the social media websites, so the increase in attacking such web sites comes quite naturally,” Sorin Mustaca, manager of international software development at Avira, noted.

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