Wednesday, December 09, 2009


If you think there is an error in the title, it should have been “Software”, you are wrong. After going through this piece of writing, you will be in a better position to clutch what this new word means.

Information is the lifeblood of many organizations and when stored digitally, processing is accelerated, and communication improved. Millions of people connect to the Internet daily. As such, our reliance on the Internet to communicate is high. The Internet is a universe where nothing seems to be unattainable. You can travel to the past; imagine someone from China sending an email to his friend living in America on Thursday 01 January 2009 at 00:01, China time. The email will reach America within seconds and guess what? It’s still 2008 in America. Accordingly the email has traveled from 2009 to 2008, thus achieving something which would have been impossible in real life. If such thing is feasible in cyber space, then my article on “Softwar” is equally possible.

In World War III, even countries having the most sophisticated weapon will be defeated against nations having the best IT people. There is a favorite saying – “A pen is mightier than a sword”. Today I will say – “A computer is mightier than nuclear”. Why?

It happens often that someone hacks into an email account and shoots emails to everyone in the contact list. This has nothing destructive as such since it does not involve life loss. But visualize the impact of a group of black hat hacking into the military system of large countries and shoot missiles everywhere. Or a group of hackers compromising the aviation control center and takes power of airplanes and crashes them. Everything is possible in the cyber space.

Hope that this post leaves you in a state to understand what I intend to mean by the new word “Softwar”. It’s all about using the internet and networks to launch attacks.