Attempts to give government agents cybersurveillance tools and better access to the keys that decrypt sophisticated private networks are likely to reignite on Capitol Hill as the subject of terrorism captivates lawmakers.
David Farber, former chief technologist of the Federal Communications Commission says that if terrorists had decided to launch simultaneous attacks on the Internet, they could have created national "chaos" in addition to the tragic and massive
Even wired workers who spend most of their day tuned into the Web say the first place they turned to get news about the terrorists attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. was television -- at least at first.
There have been no reports of any coordinated cyberattack on the Internet or other networks -- but there could be hacker activity in the wake of the apparent terrorist attacks against the U.S., an Internet security expert said.
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