Why Hacking is The Greatest Threat Facing Our World Today...

Thoughty2Published: October 9, 2017Updated: November 12, 2017
Published: October 9, 2017Updated: November 12, 2017

900 years ago Genghis Khan and his army formed the largest empire in history by shooting arrows from the backs of horses;

500 years ago the House of Lancaster beat the House of York in the War of the Roses by swords, armor and siege weapons;

170 years ago the North won the American Civil War using canons, rifles, revolvers and sabers;

100 years ago, the Allies won WWI using rifles, machine guns, flamethrowers, mortar strikes, tanks, aircraft and chemical weapons; and, of course,

70 years ago, Germany and Japan were defeated in WWII by a variety of opposing nations and, in the end, nuclear weapons.

But, something was different this time. WWII was not won primarily through brute force and superior physical weaponry, like each and every war before it. It was, in part, won through intelligence and computers. Whilst mathematician Alan Turing was working at the top secret Bletchley Park, he broke the Enigma code and allowed the British to instantaneously decode all secret German communications, Turing created a very realty mechanical computer that he called “The Bombe”. This computer allowed him and his team of codebreakers to crack the Enigma Machine. Once cracked, the code breakers knew the location of every German u-boat attack before it actually happened. It is often said that Alan Turing’s genius innovation played a pivotal role in winning the war.

However, this marked the start of future warfare. Long gone were the days of men on horseback, with swords or rifles, because the wars of the future will be fought online.

We don’t want to spoil it for you by saying more. Pour yourselves a cup of coffee and enjoy the rest of the story!

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