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The new server-based arms race

Shadowy but technically competent ne'er-do-wells shouldn't be the only ones to enjoy the awesomely interruptive power of a fully-manned botnet. The Defense Department ought to recognize botnets as an emerging class of weaponry, and build up its own mighty fleet of servers for carpet bombing an enemy with phony Web page requests, argued Air Force Col. Charles W. Williamson in an elaborately-reasoned and historically-aware editorial in theThe Armed Forces Journal. Collateral damage will be slower YouTube downloads for you. We all must do our part.

Update (5/16/08): Evidently the Air Force is looking into developing "cyber-offensive capabilities," according to Washington Technology.

Posted by Joab Jackson on May 12, 2008 at 9:39 AM


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