FYI: The TCP/IP protocol and communication concept had its roots in robust ?Connectionless? Survivable ?Dooms Day? nodal networks of the Cold War.
Therefore, the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is hardly ?going out on a limb? by ?predict[ing] that the Internet will not vaporize into a cloud of nothingness this Thursday?
I?ll go out on that same limb and say, ?Neva hatchi, Watashi!? Assuming the bumbling e-Jihadist and/or their kiddie e-terrorist/i-subversive surrogates even boot up and hit the SEND KEY, the worst thing that might be observed could be reports of scattered, localized disruptions occurring on individual PCs and/or PC-Server groups. ?Malicious scrooging? is a 24/7 thing on the Net, and could happen to a machine near you.
IMHO?The cyber-sky ain?t gonna fall Thursday.
Has anyone seen this posted elsewhere?
e-Jihad Begins Thursday, Internet Predicted to Melt Down by Mid-day
You should probably starting backing up that gig of gmail to local storage. According to a Russian news site, Kaspersky Labs states that terrorists will launch attacks which will paralyze the Internet this Thursday. This tragically coincides with two weeks of script kiddie attacks (which were scheduled to begin this past Sunday) aimed at disrupting the Republican national convention. In addition, many college students are back on campus this week, which provides the e-terrorists and i-subversives with a veritable candyland of insecure boxes on big pipes. Faced with this triple threat, our beloved Internet will surely fall.
The ISC would like to go out on a limb and predict that the Internet will not vaporize into a cloud of nothingness this Thursday, but if it does, it's been our pleasure to help stave off its inevitable annihilation this long.