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The world's most famous hacker, Kevin Mitnick, speaks during an appearance before young Mexicans attending Talent Land, an event for innovation and technology being held in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, March 2, 2018. EPA-EFE/Carlos Zepeda
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Kevin Mitnick, a former fugitive wanted by the FBI, spoke during a tech event in Jalisco, Mexico, this week. 

[OP-ED]: America’s internet delusion

 05/22/2017 - 08:51
If there are deficiencies with cybersecurity, we consider them separately. We embrace the “internet of things” without admitting that it’s also the “internet of hazards.”

The United States may have escaped most digital damage from the global “ransomware” virus, though cyber experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (”malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which most Americans have replaced. Perhaps many users in other countries haven’t. Whatever the explanation, this is not the end of internet threats.

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Robert J. Samuelson