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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Taiwan Quake Cripples Philippine Internet

December 27, 2006: Taiwan was hit by an earthquake which killed and injured a lot of people and destroyed billions worth of infrastructure including the underwater fiber optics cables that serves as the Internet backbone for Asia. This only reminds us that even if we struggle to design a secure computer systems, its still based on the flawed physical systems which makes it forever vulnerable.

Here's a snapshot of the chaos the earthquake caused in the cyberworld:

2 comments:

nightfox said...

nice.. rare lang mangyari.. hehe

godieYOSI said...

Yep. According to the news it will take 9 days to fix the fiber optic cables so we will prolly have to greet the new year with a laggy Internet, what a way to start the year!

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