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Security Warning: Apple's Steve Wozniak says cyber attacks are 'greatest threat since atomic bomb'

Security Warning: Apple's Steve Wozniak says cyber attacks are 'greatest threat since atomic bomb'
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We've told you before about some of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's dire warnings. One of those warnings was about killer robots who are smarter than humans and inflict all sorts of horrors on us.

He wasn't exaggerating and he wasn't the only one saying that. So did many other tech-industry leaders, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and genius physicist Stephen Hawking. Now, Wozniak has a new fear he's sharing with the world.

Wozniak believes that ransomware and other cyberattacks are as dangerous as the atomic bomb was when it was dropped on Hiroshima during World War II.

Cyber attacks are "the greatest threat we have now," he told Australian news show "Lateline." "We used to fear the atomic bomb when I was young. You'd walk off from school and sirens would go off for a test on every corner."

He continued, " Now, we fear all the cyber attacks and hacking. What's the next one we're going to hear about? Is one going to come close to me? Is it going to hit me? Could they really take out our electric system and turn off our Internet? How far can it go?"

Worse, he said, ransomware and other cyberattacks are "getting worse and worse year by year, not better and better."

What do you think about Wozniak's warning? Is it crazy or spot on? Let us know in comments.

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Source: SC Magazine
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