Global Issues

How cyberattacks threaten real-world peace: Guy-Philippe Goldstein on TED.com

More and more, nations are waging attacks with cyber weapons — silent strikes on another country’s computer systems that leave behind no trace. (Think of the Stuxnet worm.) At TEDxParis, Guy-Philippe Goldstein shows how cyberattacks can leap between the digital and physical worlds to prompt armed conflict — and how we might avert this global security hazard. (Recorded at TEDxParis, January 2010, in Paris, France. Duration: 9:24.)

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