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Patent Trolls and Their Effect on Security

By: Eugene Kaspersky, SC Magazine

The influence of computers in our everyday lives cannot be underestimated. The wealth of knowledge, comfort, and ease afforded to the average individual is unparalleled in human history. Despite this, there is a dark side that can threaten even the most casual user and inflict incalculable damages.

Cyber terrorism is a controversial term with many conflicting definitions. In short, cyber terrorism can be summarized as an act where an individual with a malicious intent disrupts modern life through illegal means. This is especially chilling since cyber terrorism is increasing and becoming more and more dangerous as those with the knowledge and ability to exploit the very fabric of modern civilization grow more bold in their attacks. 

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