United States Unveils Cyber Warning System

The alert system has worked well for terrorism threats, so why not? The US government announced this week that it's instituting a new cyber alert system that's based on the federal terrorism threat alert system that uses colors to denote threat levels. And thanks to the MyDoom virus that made the rounds this week, the system issued its first alert, warning users about the fast-moving attack. The next thing we know, the US government will no doubt institute Patriot Act-like laws that will let federal regulators silently investigate our Inboxes without a search warrant so that they can more easily search for email viruses and worms.

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