What Happens When the Hackers Start Planting False Information Instead of Stealing Information?

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That’s a good question, and the part the Bruce Schneier found most interesting about a recent report by the Director of National Intelligence.

Obviously, their focus is on the danger of intelligence information being altered, and the leadership no longer being able to trust the information given to them, but as a regular citizen, I’m also worried about this in terms of the types of hacking we saw with Sony, and also the government programs like the NSA spying on us. How can you argue that “it doesn’t matter because I have nothing to hide”, when anyone can hack your technology and not just see what you’ve been up to, but alter it and plant information?

That’s a whole different story, isn’t it? And a good reason to start paying attention to computer security!

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