Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 1 month ago

Is hack-proof internet feasible in America?

12 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 month ago

    Depends upon what you mean by "internet".  The network itself can be made essentially "hackerproof" by eliminating any weaknesses in how the network topology is controlled. If a hacker needs to physically touch a backbone network switch to modify it, with proper credentials, then it can be made as "secure" as you want.

    If you're referring to the things connected to the internet, then that is a tall order because normal people don't want to have high security (large passwords that change frequently, automatic lockouts on first failed attempt, etc).

    High-security networks are alive and well, but you just don't hear about them for obvious reasons.

  • 1 month ago

    There is no such thing as hack-proof internet.  Given enough time anything can be hacked.

  • 1 month ago

    No.

    If it can be used, it can be hacked.

    Most hackers rely on laziness - weak passwords, poorly written code, and especially people who click 'ok' on everything that pops up without reading it.

    Decades ago we used to farm AOL user's and passwords simply by going into chat rooms, instant messaging people claiming to be from AOL, and telling them that their account would be cancelled if they didn't enter their password into the IM.

    The sheer number of people who fell for it (despite it literally saying at the bottom of the IM screen that AOL personnel will not ask for your password) was hilarious - and while people have gotten a little more savvy over the years, there's still a sucker born every .001 seconds.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not at all. Every router, server, device, app, and person participating in the network has to be hardened against potential threats, separately. Somebody's bound to screw up somewhere.

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Maybe not, hackers are also improving themselves day by day. 

  • 1 month ago

    If 7 year old Wunhung Lo in China can hack these major corporations then i don't imagine you can ever have "foolproof internet".

  • 1 month ago

    Hack-proof is not feasible.  Hack resistant, yes but it's hard.

  • 1 month ago

    Maybe not, hackers are also improving themselves day by day. 

  • 1 month ago

    It is technically not feasible anywhere.

    An INTRAnet could be built that was hack-proof from the outside - but NO network can defend against hackers who are otherwise legally on that network.

  • 1 month ago

    Are you thinking hack proof software?  Are you thinking of shutting off the physical connection to bad actor nations?

    First thing to understand.  Nobody owns or operates the Internet.  The Internet is a collection of interconnected networks all using Internet Protocol.  There isn't a single connection between the USA and another country, there are 1000s of ways in/out of the USA to other countries connected via the Internet.  So if your theory is we could close off the connection to another country, say Russia, that would be impossible.  Example, a company like Microsoft (and 1000s of other "western" companies) have their own global networks (that isn't the Internet) that connects to the Internet in numerous different countries.  All a hacker needs to do is hack into one of the locations and they can sneak into any other entity connected to the Internet anywhere.

    What's to prevent a North Korean or Chinese or Russian hacker from coming to the USA and setting up shop?Hack proof software is lofty goal, but so is an accident proof automobile.  Software is written by humans.  Those humans aren't perfect.  Those humans are under schedule pressure by their employers, the developers and testers aren't allowed the time to make it perfect.  There will always be security holes that can be exploited.  It's a game of whack a mole.  Soon as the good guys whack one mole, three more pop up.

    Another thing to understand is that most hackers don't "break in".  They trick unaware/uneducated Internet users into downloading and installing some piece of software that opens a door for them to get through.  Making a hack proof Internet would mean that all its users have a clue, good luck with that.

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.