Deception Is Nothing New
Long before there was a “cyber,” people were skilled in the practice of misinformation, stealing information to sell, encryption to protect information, and all the tools of the spy trade now made easier by the internet. My favorite use of misinformation was by Benjamin Franklin during the War for Independence in 1776, in order to gain advantages with foreign governments. And of course, depending on your age and interests, Operation Fortitude, conducted by General Patton’s Ghost Army, was possibly the greatest deception in modern warfare (except maybe for the Election of 2016), leading to a successful invasion of Europe in World War II. But regardless of your politics or recollection of history, deception and tricks are as old as civilization itself.
Today, however, deception by cyber has come into a new focus, to a new height in
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