DefDog: The infamous ‘take down the Internet in 30 minutes’ hearing from 1998 — Tens of Billions Later, NSA and OMB Have Not Done Their Jobs, US Cyber is Wide Open and Unsafe at Any Speed + Meta-RECAP

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This is the famous hearing where Mudge told senators he could K-O the Internet in 30 minutes. It was a wide-ranging discussion, though Mudge’s claim is what the media ran with at the time. Watch and ask yourself, as Trustwave’s Tom Brennan does on his Facebook page this morning: “14 Years… have we gotten better?”

I think as Tom said, with all the spending, with all the hoopla, we have not achieved any security  (as you and Winn noted in the early 90’s).  For everything that has been said, for the government it has turned into another method to rob the citizen blind…..

The infamous ‘take down the Internet in 30 minutes’ hearing from 1998

A video has surfaced from 1998, showing some well-known members of the hacker community testifying before the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.

In this video, recorded on May 19, 1998, you will see Brian Oblivion, Kingpin, Tan, Space Rogue, Weld Pond, Mudge, and Stefan von Neumann.

This is the famous hearing where Mudge told senators he could K-O the Internet in 30 minutes. It was a wide-ranging discussion, though Mudge’s claim is what the media ran with at the time. Watch and ask yourself, as Trustwave’s Tom Brennan does on his Facebook page this morning: “14 Years… have we gotten better?”

Phi Beta Iota: Winn Schwartau and Peter Black were among the first to warn all of us in 1990. In 1994 the alarm was sounded with a letter and very specific spending recommendations from Jim Anderson, then a top NSA security consultant, Winn Schwartau, Bill Caelli, and Robert Steele.  The letter was ignored.  Today, just short of 20 years later, the US Government remains ignorant, unethical, and ineffective in cyberspace.

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