US Air Force To Use Botnets In Cyber Warfare?

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Botnets To Be Conscripted BY The U.S.A.F
 
It appears that the humble botnet is about to be conscripted by the US Air Force. Many would know that botnets are effective in performing tasks that would be impossible given only a single computer, single IP address, or a single Internet connection. Originally, botnets were used for performing distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS).
 
In an interesting article from our source it appears that the US Air Force has been toying with the idea of building a botnet as another weapon in their vast and diverse arsenal.
 
Col. Charles W. Williamson III recently published in the Armed Services Journal (via Slashdot), wherein he tries to make the public case for a military botnet as a prelude to actually building such a beast and placing it under the Air Force's control. Williamson's article fleshes out a number of things that have been hinted at so far in the ongoing public relations offensive that has followed the official unveiling of the new Air Force Cyber Command (AFCYBER).
 
Feel free to read the source article here
 
Does the use of civilian infrastructure for military means sit well with you? Do you believe that a 'military botnet' could serve as a deterrent to possible conflict in a pro-active way?
 
Feel free to voice your opinion in our forum
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