When reading a book makes you feel ahead of the curve.

I’m sure you’re all aware of yesterday’s Twitter hack. Hopefully you didn’t give the hacker’s any bitcoin. As I read reports about the hack as they came in, I was immediately thinking of a book I had just finished last week.

The Perfect Weapon by New York Times reporter David Sanger, outlines the very real threats to us all in the age of digital warfare. This sort of thing would have been something he’d add to the book I was sure of it. It turned out he agreed:

Luckily, the hack appears to be the agents of lone individuals rather than a coordinated attack by a state entity. Still it underscores the fragility and vulnerability of much of the technology we all use daily. I don’t have a solution. I’m not that versed in computer science to provide one. It’s just one more thing to add to the list of important issues to be addressed by our world leaders but are not.

There’s a pandemic still happening too.

Happy Thursday.

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