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Re: BlackBerry Back Up, Questions Linger

Sam Spade (
Fri, 20 Apr 2007 07:02:19 -0700

Trouble is, the public switched telephone network is now so intermeshed
with the Internet you have to wonder how long it would remain intact
with a serious attack on its network.

Tara Seals wrote:

> "Networks work fine until they reach their capacity, then all sorts of
> strange things happen," he said. "The immediate solution: Call in and
> use the phone to check for messages. The phone. you know, that big thing
> on most desks with a wire coming out the back. This is a sampling of the
> chaos we could be working through if we have a meltdown of our networks,
> or a terrorist attack. Terrorists could cause so much more damage
> breaking our networks."

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