Blog Posts Tagged with "Kill Switch"


Government Agencies Gain Emergency Internet Control

July 16, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

"Survivability, resilient, enduring, and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate... Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience..."

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Anti-Hacker Kill Switch Voodoo Containment Systems

June 15, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

Internet killswitches: Who needs them and why. It is rather ironic to even think about the United States attempting to carry out some form of killswitch considering that at the same time, the government is trying to build a system to bypass other countries' killswitches...

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Internet Kill Switch Option Actively Debated by Senate

May 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The debate in the U.S. over legislating an "Internet kill switch" is not one of whether or not to create a mechanism to control Internet access, but one of who will legally exercise the power to limit accessibility and under what circumstances...

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Shoring Up National Cyber Security Infrastructure

February 21, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Corporations and government agencies are legally required to secure their systems. But no such standards exist for the consumer. No laws require you to take a single step for the sake of your own security. Software vendors should certainly be held accountable if their products aren’t secure...

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Cyber Arms Intelligence Report: Egypt and the Kill Switch

February 07, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The protests in Egypt have touched off controversy here in the US over Obama’s internet kill switch. Joe Lieberman and his co-sponsors are planning on introducing the Cyber Security and American Competitiveness Act of 2011 during the current session in congress...

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The U.S. Already Has An Internet Kill Switch

February 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The U.S government already has the ability to control Internet access. The debate over legislating an "Internet Kill Switch" is not one of whether to create a mechanism to control Internet access, but one of who will legally exercise the power to limit accessibility and under what circumstances...

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Report Concludes Internet Kill Switch is a Bad Idea

January 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Instead of centralized control mechanisms such as the kill switch, the report recommends efforts be focused on the further development of strategic computer emergency response teams (CERTS) which can assess situations and affect productive measures to mitigate large scale cyber events...

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Intel Processor Chips Now 3G "Kill Switch" Enabled

December 21, 2010 Added by:Headlines

SMS kill-switch enabled devices may be vulnerable to unauthorized data deletion or susceptible to being disabled if the systems regulating the mechanism are breached by hackers or by way of an insider threat...

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