Cyberhackers Think They’re Pretty Smart, But They Didn’t Count On One Man: Neil deGrasse Tyson
I refer to His Eminence as a “man” not out of any disrespect, but because I’ve forgotten whether or not there’s a hyphen in “demigod.” (There isn’t, is there? Could somebody please check?)
So. Sony’s freaking out. We’ve got all these cyberhackers running around, with their cyberhacking and making Seth Rogen hire bodyguards and all that stuff. They’re really cyberizing it all up, those dirty cyber-bastards.
Things seem pretty hopeless. Looks like we’re all doomed to live in a world of cyber-chaos, bound by the whims of these Cheetos-fueled, keyboard-wielding fiends.
Or… ARE WE???
Obama authorized North Korea sanctions over cyber hacking. Solution there, it seems to me, is to create unhackable systems.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 3, 2015
Ahem. Allow me to repeat:
Bet you didn’t think of that one, didja? Well, the smartest planetarium curator in the world did, and now it’s nighty-night for the cyberbaddies.
I can just see it now:
“Oh, you’re tryin’ to hack our systems? Not workin’ out so well for ya, is it? Aww, that’s so cute. Ummmmmmmmm, yeah. See this system right here? The one you’re flailing away at so adorably? Yeah, well, here’s the thing about that: It’s a little something we call unhackable. As in… errrr, uhhhh, I dunno… Unable to be hacked? Could that be it? Startin’ to think maybe that’s it? Yeah. Okay, you can run along now. Nice try, buh-bye.”
So start throwin’ your darts at pictures of this living legend, you code-crime creeps:
(Hat tip: Twitchy)